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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…

 

Disruption, danger and determination: Africa debates its digital ID future on the final day of ID4Africa

Disruptive new technologies such as blockchain, and disruptive uses of existing technologies such as open-source alternatives, squared up against discussions…

 

Morocco to host ID4Africa 2020

ID4Africa 2020 will be held in Marrakesh, Morocco, under the theme of “Identity 360.” Executive Director Dr. Joseph Atick announced…

 

Africa’s nascent data protection community members share their vision

Members from the first in-person gathering of what could become a pan-African data protection council, and the first time focusing…

 

Opportunities and risks of biometrics and digital identity in focus on day 2 of ID4Africa 2019

The second day of ID4Africa 2019 featured 16 informational tracks delving into a range of issues related to this year’s…

 

WFP about to halt food aid to Houthi-controlled areas over biometric distribution refusal

Food aid distribution in Yemen by the World Food Programme(WFP) is likely to end this week, Executive Director David Beasley…

 

Israel’s Biometric Database Authority fails to report 2 security incidents

Israel Hayom reports that the Israeli National Biometric Database Authority (BDA) failed to report two information security incidents to the…

 

U.S. government planning three new biometrics contracts

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is progressing toward the replacing its legacy IDENT biometric system with the new Homeland…

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