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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.


Côte d’Ivoire runs seven-day campaign to distribute over 50k biometric ID cards

The ID card issuing authority in Côte d’Ivoire – the National Civil Status Registration and Identification Office (ONECI) – has…


Cameroon introduces legislation to allow biometric visas, residence permits

The plan by the government of Cameroon to put in place a system for the issuance of biometric visas and…


Understanding the EU Digital Identity Wallets’ Architecture Reference Framework

As European Union citizens await a transformation in how they create and handle their identities and personal data, how they…


Optus, Mastercard extend strategic partnership with digital identity tool

Optus and Mastercard have extended their strategic partnership to provide Optus customers with a secure way to prove their identity….


Utah airport accepts state’s mobile driver’s licenses from GET Group

A mobile driver’s license from Utah now qualifies as valid ID at some airports in the United States, according to…


Biometrics testing and market building presage broader technology adoption

Gains in biometric accuracy and new developments in digital wallets were major themes of the week among the most-read stories…


Pakistan in midst of digital census, ‘unprecedented’ change in data policies

Officials with Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority are boasting of a new service intended to put people in charge…


Use of Ghana Card as travel ID gaining traction, Namibia, Botswana follow suit

More than 1,000 Ghanaians travelled into the country from different destinations around the world using their national biometric ID credential…


Kenya Huduma Namba funding almost entirely cut as UPI, digital birth registration begins

The identity landscape in Kenya continues to shift as birth registration goes digital on 1 March and funding for Huduma…


Digital wallets beyond $16T in payments; banks want to handle identity transactions too

The launch by the Linux Foundation Europe of the global OpenWallet Foundation  (OWF) drive to create an open-source engine –…

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