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India has launched its national digital health identity scheme which will create a health account for each of its 1.3…

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Nigeria’s INEC seeks data sharing to clean biometric voters register

Nigeria’s Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) is asking for closer collaboration from the National Population Commission (NPC) to help it effectively…

 

Australia accredits eftpos for digital identity exchange

Eftpos has announced that its ConnectID digital identity solution business has earned accreditation from the Australian government as the first…

 

Pakistan steps up biometric registration of Afghan refugees, Taliban permits existing ID

Pakistan has updated the details of 500,000 or more than a third of the registered Afghan refugees living in the…

 

Aware CCO pitches NIST Digital Identity Guidelines at Identity Week

New proposed guidelines from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) were promoted to an international audience in…

 

Groups call on Mexico to abandon biometric digital ID proposal

Mexico’s proposal to establish a biometrics-backed digital ID with a centralized database should be halted due to the threat such…

 

Digital ID infrastructure broadens economies, worth the effort — panel

In an interesting twist, a bureaucrat from a tiny West African nation has advice about fielding digital IDs in developed…

 

Digital identity trust frameworks – could ID-free UK show the way?

Details emerged for plans for the UK’s digital identity landscape via a series of talks at London Identity Week on…

 

Aadhaar biometrics allegedly targeted by Chinese state-sponsored hacker group

TAG-28, a hacker group thought to be supported by the Chinese government, has been attacking the Unique Identification Authority of…

 

Bangladesh digital ID registration to include biometrics

Bangladesh has announced the collection of citizens’ biometric data for the issuance of digital identification numbers, while over 30 million…

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