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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.

A Nepali government committee has approved the National Identity and Civil Registration Bill, which would mandate the issuance of a…

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Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric bank cards, birth registrations up, ePassport problems

The importance of biometric legal identity from birth is something of a theme this week as UNICEF pushes the concept…

 

Philippines central bank targets 23 million biometric national ID cards in 2020

Philippines central bank is planning to produce 23 million biometric national IDs with fingerprint, iris and facial data in 2020,…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometrics for ECOWAS free movement, widespread passport reform

Neighbors Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire have come to the fore this week. The two members of the Economic Community of…

 

Aadhaar enabled payment system used for 220M biometric transactions in July

India’s Aadhaar enabled payment system (AEPS) surpassed 200 million transactions with biometric authentication in the month of July, 2019, ZeeBiz…

 

India National Population Register to collect biometrics and seeks Aadhaar database access

India is planning to collect biometric and family data from residents for the next stage of its National Population Register…

 

More than half a million Rohingya refugees registered for biometric ID cards with UNHCR

UN refugee agency UNHCR has completed the biometric registration of more than 500,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in collaboration with…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric verification for Somali military pay, SIM registration in Tanzania

African biometric and digital ID issues continue apace both on and off the continent. In Somalia a scheme to use…

 

Mantra’s Aadhaar-enabled biometric devices deployed for food distribution

In an effort to curb fraud and better verify the identity of eligible food distribution recipients, the Uttar Pradesh government…

 

STQC certification opens new opportunities in India for biometrics firm Aratek

Two of Aratek‘s fingerprint scanners have received certification for India’s Aadhaar program. The Aratek A400 capacitive scanner and A600 optical…

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