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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 Chris Burt

Face biometrics are now firmly established as a way for people to unlock their mobile phones, or sign up to…

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By Chris Burt

A new podcast has been launched by Biometric Update to explore the global race to meet the United Nation’s goal…

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By Ayang Macdonald

Ghanaians have been given up to September 30, 2022, to re-register their SIM cards with biometrics or have them indefinitely…

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By Ayang Macdonald

Many Kenyans, both ordinary and high-profile voters, were unable to cast their ballots in time at some polling stations during…

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By Alessandro Mascellino

A new report published by Cambridge University Press highlights data protection and justice concerns related to Brazil's national digital ID.…

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By Frank Hersey

A group of NGOs led by Data Rights has filed a case before the Paris tribunal accusing Idemia of failing to…

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By Frank Hersey

How do civil registries enroll more people? Should they twist people’s arms by making birth certificates compulsory? These were among…

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By Jim Nash

The World Economic Forum has published a bulletized list of insights for getting an effective digital public infrastructure out of…

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By Ayang Macdonald

The head of the Yaounde international vaccination centre, a structure under the Ministry of Public Health of Cameroon, Dr. Ntsobe…

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By Alessandro Mascellino

The German Marshall Fund of the United States has published a new report exploring the intersection of digital wallets and…

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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.

By Frank Hersey

Today, September 16, is International ID Day, the day adopted by the ID4Africa Movement to promote the importance of legal…

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