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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.

An unknown number of biometric voter verification machines being used in Uganda’s election failed to verify the identity of people…

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Cameroon moves to tackle hurdles impeding biometric IDs’ smooth issuance

Cameroon’s general delegation for national security, the body charged with overseeing the issuance of biometrics-backed digital national identity cards for…

 

Uganda gets 38,500 biometric voter verification devices for Thursday’s polls

The electoral commission of Uganda says it has procured 38,500 SmartMatic biometric voter verification machines (BVVMs) at a cost of…

 

Indian Supreme Court to review Aadhaar biometric system ruling

India’s Supreme Court is currently reviewing its recent ruling in favor of Aadhaar, writes The Hindu. Questioning the constitutionality of…

 

Stakeholders fear deadline for linking biometric ID to SIM cards in Nigeria won’t be met

One of the major subjects dominating discussions in Nigeria at the moment is the move by the federal government to…

 

Indian publication alleges biometric data from doorstep banking may be vulnerable

Allegations that India’s doorstep banking system is leading to predatory lending, and potentially exposing biometric data to unscrupulous companies in…

 

Criticism sparked by delay of biometric election systems unveiling in Uganda, procurement in Kenya

Uganda’s Electoral Commission (EC) is being asked to provide details on its Biometric Voter Verification Kits (BVVK) and related technologies…

 

Biometric screening in Nigeria trims local government payrolls, finds unqualified teachers

A biometric screening conducted on primary school teachers in the state of Borno, Nigeria discovered that only 60 percent (10,103…

 

South Africa considers new biometric child registration policy to fight identity theft

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

 

GenKey delivers national biometric ID to Ivory Coast

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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