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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.

The Philippines Central Bank, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), has reached a government-to-government deal with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)…

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New Aadhaar legislation tabled to establish voluntary biometric verification rules

India’s government has tabled legislation in the Lok Sabha intended to set a legal foundation for the use of Aadhaar…

 

ID4Africa 2019: Disruption to consensus

The digital ID market in Africa is maturing rapidly. One of the most frequently occurring themes from the conference was…

 

UNHCR reaches 7.2M biometric records but critics express concern

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has reported major gains in biometric registration in 2018, reaching 60 operations…

 

Disruption, danger and determination: Africa debates its digital ID future on the final day of ID4Africa

Disruptive new technologies such as blockchain, and disruptive uses of existing technologies such as open-source alternatives, squared up against discussions…

 

Two ideas to break down vendor lock-in in foundational biometric ID systems launch at ID4Africa 2019

A lack of interoperability and vendor lock-in are long-standing barriers to successful identification systems in many places around the world,…

 

Morocco to host ID4Africa 2020

ID4Africa 2020 will be held in Marrakesh, Morocco, under the theme of “Identity 360.” Executive Director Dr. Joseph Atick announced…

 

Infant biometrics in the spotlight at ID4Africa 2019

Among the highlights of the second day of ID4Africa 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa, was a packed and at time…

 

Africa’s nascent data protection community members share their vision

Members from the first in-person gathering of what could become a pan-African data protection council, and the first time focusing…

 

Opportunities and risks of biometrics and digital identity in focus on day 2 of ID4Africa 2019

The second day of ID4Africa 2019 featured 16 informational tracks delving into a range of issues related to this year’s…

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