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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.

Nigeria’s federal government says well over 59 million people have now been biometrically enrolled for the National Identification Number (NIN)…

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UN-supported digital ID, KYC project to boost financial inclusion in Malawi

A project to help the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) put in place a unified database of digital ID and…

 

UN finds storing biometric data on Mauritius ID cards violates privacy

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has found that the legislation which Mauritius passed in 2013 for its biometric smart…

 

Aidentity, UGS partner on digital ID enrollment of Nigerians in Europe

Aidentity has agreed to offer its biometric and technical services to UGS Technologies for the enrollment of Nigerians living in the…

 

Failures in digital ID: Yoti Fellows on South Africa, Argentina, India

The first three Digital Identity Fellows from a fellowship scheme launched in 2019 by Yoti have submitted their final reports,…

 

Biometric claims processing by Malawi health insurance firm yields progress one year on

MacDonald Wella, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of WEMAS, a Malawian health insurance firm which uses biometrics to process insurance…

 

One fewer holdout on India’s biometrics-linked food distribution network

The populous Indian state of Delhi decided this week to participate in a ration card program linked to the nation’s…

 

Ghana to become first country to use contactless biometrics in national vaccination program

The Ghana Health Service in partnership with Gavi and Arm will begin a biometric-based national vaccination program in October 2021…

 

Alleged hack of Kenya’s Biometric Voter Registration system denied by electoral agency

Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chief Wafula Chebukati has rejected claims that the country’s Biometric Voter Registration (BVR)…

 

Millions excluded as Uganda uses national digital ID system for emergency COVID welfare

Ugandans face exclusion from emergency relief during a COVID-19 lockdown as cash payments are being made via the national biometrics-based…

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