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Civil ID is used to identify or verify the identity of individuals when interacting with governments, though increasingly it is also used for regulated private industries, such as mobile phone accounts. Government examples of civil ID use could include document issuance, border management, voter registration or employment background checks. Find Civil ID solutions here.

New Zealand has introduced a regulatory framework for digital identity that will allow technology providers operating in the country to…

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Uganda court accepts brief from rights groups on digital ID case

Uganda’s High Court at Kampala ruled that it will accept an ‘Amicus Curiae’ brief from three human rights organizations, Access…


With AI Act and ID Wallet, EU jockeys for leadership on digital policy

The European Union is flexing its policy muscles in the tech space, in a bid to be the go-to model…


India plans to boost Family ID adoption, upgrade Aadhaar to streamline service delivery

The government of Uttar Pradesh in India says it is building on the Family ID novelty it launched early this…


Jamaica prepares for digital ID awareness campaign, biometric passport rollout

The government of Jamaica says a sensitization campaign on the implementation of the National Identification System (NIDS) will soon begin…


Face biometrics market reacts to geopolitical, ethical pressures

Face biometrics supply chain decisions and certifications, implementations and contracts for government digital identity schemes are the top themes of…


Digital ID process questioned in Nepal, Kenya; Philippines issuance hits 60M

Dozens of Nepalese citizens have questioned the usefulness of the national digital ID card launched by the government in 2018….


MOSIP stakeholders convene to share open-source ID insights, plan further forums

Content supporting foundational ID system MOSIP should be translated into multiple languages, and promoted with webinars and a new web…


How Sierra Leone joined forces for national digital ID – ID4Africa livecast

The latest ID4Africa livecast examined the issues around social protection and how Sierra Leone planned and rolled out its digital…


Open-source, homegrown tech and systems reform can put birth registration on track

Cornelius Williams joined the ID16.9 podcast just as he retires from his role as global director for child protection at…

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