Civil / National ID

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.

 

Iraq draws closer to biometrics-backed elections in 2021 with 16M voter cards issued

Biometric cards which will be required to vote in Iraq’s upcoming elections have been distributed to 13 million eligible voters,…

 

Digital travel credential one step closer with ICAO implementation model approval

Specifications for the first digital travel credential (DTC) type have been endorsed by the ICAO Technical Advisory Group for the…

 

PPPs and social media influencers for biometrics registration and national ID

The number of people with legal, digital ID in Tanzania, backed by biometrics has increased by roughly 70 percent over…

 

Uganda to begin nationwide distribution of biometric ID cards to citizens

The National Identification Registration Authority of Uganda (NIRA) says it will begin a nationwide process on 23 November to distribute…

 

Digital identity for Nigerian internally displaced persons approved by government

The Nigerian Federal Government has approved two new initiatives fostering the growth of digital identity and the digital economy in…

 

Role of biometrics in national identity systems debated in Good ID Twitter chat

National digital ID systems should be focused on the individuals who use them, rather than driven by vendors, and should…

 

Challenges in Latin American biometric national ID initiatives outlined by Women in Identity

While countries across Latin America have adopted biometrics for their national digital ID schemes, issues with ease of access and…

 

Australian Government prepares digital identity service to enhance myGov platform

The Australian Federal Government is preparing to integrate its new digital identity service myGovID into a beta of the myGov…

 

Philippines, Bangladesh enroll biometrics for ID cards to secure voter registration

The Philippines has announced plans to counter election fraud through its own national identity card, reports Philstar. Rosalinda Bautista at…

 

Idemia renews Mauritania contract, signs deal with AOI for biometric device production in Egypt

Idemia has seen its contract with Mauritania’s Ministry of Interior extended for the production of secure documents including identity papers,…

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