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Bringing verification into the 21st century

This is a guest post by David Thomas, CEO and founder of Evident ID Inc. The Government Accountability Office (GAO)…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Biometric ID for Guinea, continued ID controversy for Côte d’Ivoire

West Africa comes to the foreground this week in African digital ID news as Guinea announces plans for a comprehensive…

 

Philippines plans biometric enrollment of 105 million people as Manila pilots facial recognition

The Philippines is planning to register 105 million people in its biometric National ID system, and is currently acquiring the…

 

Scotland parliamentary committee considers Biometrics Commissioner role details

The Justice Committee of Scotland’s Parliament is seeking input as it considers the scope and enforcement powers of the proposed…

 

IOM and WFP share biometric data to improve efficiency of aid in South Sudan

An exchange of biometric information between the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Nigerian biometrics reach turning point, Ghana caught selling voter data

Developments across Nigeria’s digital ID projects have reached a certain momentum as more government departments require the country’s National Insurance…

 

Thailand orders facial biometrics collection for SIM use in Muslim-majority states

Thailand’s army has ordered telecoms operating in the country’s three most southern states to require the users of all 1.5…

 

Philippines central bank selected to produce nation’s biometric ID cards

The Philippines Central Bank, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), has reached a government-to-government deal with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)…

 

New Aadhaar legislation tabled to establish voluntary biometric verification rules

India’s government has tabled legislation in the Lok Sabha intended to set a legal foundation for the use of Aadhaar…

 

ID4Africa 2019: Disruption to consensus

The digital ID market in Africa is maturing rapidly. One of the most frequently occurring themes from the conference was…

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