Digital identity in developing nations

With UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 calling for legal identity for all by 2030 Biometric Update is taking a special in-depth focus on digital ID projects in developing countries including daily coverage of biometrics-based national digital identity projects.

By Mohammed Murad

This is a guest post by Mohammed Murad, vice president, global sales and business development, Iris ID. The world is…

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By Luana Pascu

Malaysia’s National Registration Department (JPN) will add biometric information to identity documents including birth, marriage, adoption and citizenship certificates to…

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By Chris Burt

Chad will hold national elections this year, and the country’s Commission électorale nationale indépendante (CENI) has selected HSB Identification to…

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By Frank Hersey

Madagascar and Zimbabwe seem to be shifting toward far greater government surveillance with public CCTV networks, according to reports this…

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By Luana Pascu

Yoti has added three more partners to its humanitarian digital identity tech support program that helps organizations and startups focused…

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By Frank Hersey

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, some African institutions are reacting by suspending fingerprint-based biometric access and attendance systems in the…

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By Chris Burt

Simprints and the ICT Division of the Government of Bangladesh have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), under which the…

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By Chris Burt

ID4Africa 2020 has been postponed to October 28 to 30, in order to ensure “a healthy, safe, and highly successful…

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By Frank Hersey

Once again, Nigeria dominates the biometrics news agenda in Africa and this week; even a university has resorted to biometric…

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By Chris Burt

The Mozilla Foundation has some strong opinions and recommendations for national biometric ID projects. The 36-page white paper, “From Openness…

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By Anthony Kimery

"Open digital infrastructure has hugely helped societies access information, products, knowledge, and collaborate better with each other," said Dr. Pramod…

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By Chris Burt

The United Nation’s International Computing Centre (ICC) hosted a digital solutions bootcamp to develop new solutions for digital identity and…

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Spotlight:

Digital ID projects and initiatives

A curated list of biometric digital identity initiatives to improve development outcomes, a glossary of common terms and a history of digital identification in the developing world.

By Chris Burt

Biometric Update offers a comprehensive directory of digital identification initiatives in developing nations to assist information-gathering by government employees, companies…

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By Joby Mathew

This is a guest post by Joby Mathew, HID Global Director: Citizen Identity Solutions EMEA The adoption of HID Global’s…

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By Chris Burt

BiometricUpdate.com has developed a fully cross-referenced glossary of ID4D terms concerning digital identification systems used to improve development outcomes. Below…

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By Chris Burt

The idea of providing identification to support economic and social development evolved out of sustainable development communities, and has early…

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International Identity Day

The campaign calls to recognize September 16 as International Identity Day in tribute to UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 which calls for legal identity for all by 2030. The purpose is to raise awareness about the role identity plays in empowering individuals to exercise their rights and responsibilities fairly and equitably in a modern society. Biometric Update is proud to be a coalition partner.

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