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 Katya Pivcevic

Malaysian citizens’ data privacy and security will be a main government focus in the implementation of the country’s biometric National…

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By Isabelle Moeller

By Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive at Biometrics Institute. This year has been a learning curve for the Biometrics Institute, as…

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By Frank Hersey

“Whenever we’re organizing an international competition, we find ourselves having to start from the very beginning, to get them their…

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By Chris Burt

For a range of reasons, 2020 was set to be a big year in the development of digital identity systems…

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By Chris Burt

The ethics of using biometrics in development and humanitarian projects can be difficult and confusing with important concepts that seem…

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By Ayang Macdonald

Cameroon, like a number of other countries across Africa, is gradually delving into and embracing biometrics and digital identity. This…

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By Ayang Macdonald

South Africa’s department of home affairs (DHA) has recommended that children again undergo a biometric registration process at the age…

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By Ayang Macdonald

Nigeria’s federal government has moved to ease the procurement of biometrics-backed national identifications numbers (NINs) and the process of linking…

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By Frank Hersey

“It will be an interesting 2021. This year for us has been – and we’re really lucky in this –…

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By Javad Jarrahi

GenKey has announced the roll-out of biometric national ID cards to aid Ivory Coast in its ongoing digital identity efforts.…

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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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