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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 with daily coverage of biometrics-based national digital identity projects.

By Abigail Opiah

Wouter Lueks, faculty member at the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security in Germany explained a proposed system for digital…

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By Ghulam Shabir Arain

In Afghanistan, the Tazkira has been a key identity document providing proof of nationality and residence for over 100 years.…

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By Ayang Macdonald

One plenary at the 2024 ID4Africa AGM in Cape Town, South Africa, explored how legal reforms which are adapted to…

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By Abigail Opiah

In a session at the recent ID4Africa 2024 AGM, representatives from various corners of the globe converged to discuss the…

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By Ayang Macdonald

As concerns about identity theft and data misuse fill out following the fast adoption of digital identity especially in Africa,…

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By Abigail Opiah

In a session about interoperability of identity data and systems at this year’s ID4Africa conference, Dr. Victor Amadi, a research…

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By Ayang Macdonald

The Executive Chairman of ID4Africa, Dr. Joseph Atick, has lauded the smashing success of this year’s annual general meeting (AGM)…

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By Ayang Macdonald

The co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Seamfix, Chimezie Emewulu, has posited that digital identity and related services have the…

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By Abigail Opiah

The journey to a secure identity usually begins with understanding an organization's unique needs. With cyber threats evolving rapidly and…

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By Ayang Macdonald

An investigative report has demonstrated that irregularities persist in elections in Africa despite the governments presenting election technology such as…

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Interoperability Initiatives

Multiple major initiatives have been launched by ID stakeholders to promote and support open-source technologies or those based on open standards, in order to prevent vendor lock-in and give governments and other customers the flexibility of tools that are interoperable with each other. Among governments in countries with developing economies, a lack of interoperability has been seen as a major barrier to the long-term success and sustainability of ID systems.

By Chris Burt

MOSIP, the Modular Open Source Identity Platform, has introduced a standardized, interoperable QR code that enables offline authentication with face…

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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 Sébastien Gueremy

By Sébastien Gueremy, VP Identification & Verification Solutions at Thales In a world that increasingly emphasizes the importance of human…

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