ID for All

UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 calls for legal identity for all by 2030. Read Biometric Update news and in-depth features about digital identity projects in developing countries.

Yoti has won an award for its ‘Digital Identity for All’ project in the Best in Brand Purpose category at…

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UNHCR to hire Interoperability Coordinator for biometric programs

Biometrics and digital identity play a key role in programs developed by the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR. In September the…

 

Africa digital ID update: biometrics for voter ID in Niger, SIM registration in Liberia and pot farm security in Lesotho

This week sets a good example of the broadening impact of biometrics and digital ID across Africa. Beyond deals for…

 

Madeira digital ID pilots with Tactilis biometric cards to begin ahead of 2020 roll-out

The Government of Madeira and Tactilis are proceeding with pilots of the new digital identity platform the company has completed…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric ghost-busting in Ghana, resolving double registration status in Kenya

Kenya dominated digital ID developments this week. What could have been its biggest story – downgrading the new role of…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometrics for public sector pay, passport and driving license problems

The issue of removing ghost workers from public sector payrolls comes to the fore this week. In Nigeria university staff…

 

Blockchain and biometrics leveraged for digital birth certificate in Brazil

The birth of a baby in Brazil has been registered on a blockchain through a biometric process in what was…

 

Pakistan financial inclusion program partners with top banks for biometric payments

Pakistan’s Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) to reduce poverty has partnered with multinational bank Habib Bank Limited (HBL) and Bank…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Data protection in Togo, biometrics secure welfare payments in Zambia

Positive news for digital ID across Africa as Togo votes through legislation to protect personal data and how it is…

 

UNICEF releases guidelines for use of biometric technology on children

UNICEF has released two documents outlining guidelines for the secure, efficient, and transparent use of children’s biometrics. While biometric technology…

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