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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 World Food Programme accelerator scheme for digital health startups aimed at better pandemic preparedness has selected one that integrates…

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ID4Africa unveils digital public infrastructure theme, dates of 2023 AGM

Proceedings at ID4Africa’s 2023 Augmented General Meeting to be held in-person in the Kenyan capital Nairobi from 23 to 25…

 

Digital ID schemes marginalizing Roma in Serbia, Rohingyas in Myanmar: reports

Digital identity tech and legislation are accused of human rights offenses in Europe and Asia for automatically excluding certain communities…

 

Fingerprint biometrics most common among 1.8 billion monthly Aadhaar transactions

Over 1.75 billion authentication transactions occurred in October using India’s Aadhaar digital identity program, bringing the total to date to…

 

Rumors and infighting plague Liberia’s biometric voter registration procurement process

By Ayang Macdonald and Chris Burt The Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC) of Liberia has reportedly endorsed the choice…

 

Nigeria ID4D head calls for stronger legal framework to support digital ID consistency

The head of Nigeria’s Digital Identification for Development initiative is calling on legislators in the country to pass a data…

 

Is UK voter requirement an opportunity for biometric ID documents?

New opinions offered on how the UK can deal with the contradiction of a new law requiring ID to vote…

 

Ghanaians encouraged to complete biometric capture for SIM registration as deadline nears

Some telecommunication service providers in Ghana have begun a partial block of SIM cards which have not been fully registered…

 

More World Bank support in view for Nigeria’s digital ID coverage efforts

Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has been promised technical support by the World Bank as part of efforts to…

 

Cayman Islands national digital identity register set to move ahead at a cost of US$9.6M

The Cayman Islands proposed national identification card and digital identity register project will cost around 8 million Cayman Islands Dollars…

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