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Articles By Frank Hersey

Frank Hersey is a London-based reporter and podcast producer for Biometric Update. He previously covered biometric and digital identity issues in Africa from Côte d’Ivoire. Before that he covered tech news in China from Beijing. He has worked for the BBC, RFI and France 24.

Mastercard is expanding its Community Pass scheme to India where it plans to enroll agricultural workers with digital ID via…

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Is Kenya’s ‘big Huduma Namba thing’ being adapted to digital-only ID or dropped for a UPI?

“It is not the work of government to issue IDs; it is the work of government to identify Kenyans,” said…


MOSIP to push into Latin America, Caribbean with identity council collaboration

MOSIP looks set to supply its identity platform to countries across the Caribbean and Latin America with the signing of…


NYPD fleet to become 360-degree surveillance hubs, cops film Drake concert goers

The New York Police Department has given a preview of its new vehicles which will include 360-degree surveillance. The news…


India expecting gov stack, UPI payments to go global as 7 countries to sign up

Seven countries are expected to sign up with Indian authorities to begin using the India Stack suite of digital public…


Defining remote biometric identification technically and legally

For a more accurate discussion on what remote biometric identification is and current and potential laws around it, the association…


US border boost for biometrics suppliers as Customs, ICE contracts grow

Firms providing border building and border crossing services including biometrics look set to benefit from growing budgets from the U.S….


Oxford Refugee Studies Centre: mapping the biometrics of movement into and around Europe

A new report maps the technologies such as biometrics in use, being developed or trialled across Europe for tackling the…


Nigeria biometric voter register ‘99.94% solid,’ with local tech, 10M new sign-ups

Young Nigerians make up the vast majority of almost ten million new registrants for the biometric Permanent Voter Card (PVC)…


Jail time for UK tech bosses if they fail to keep children safe online

The UK’s Online Safety Bill evades defeat in its third reading in Parliament after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak surrenders to…

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