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Biometric Update publishes exclusive features and executive interviews along with forward-looking, systematic data about digital identity projects in developing nations.

Several major developments in the push for universal identification have come out of the global pandemic, raising hopes that biometrics…

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How biometric transparency and regulation could secure privacy, prevent exclusion in digital identity

Do we need more standards in biometrics? Is IBM making the right move by withdrawing its facial recognition technology from…

 

How team diversity can change the way identity systems are built

“How would you prove who you are to me?” asked Savita Bailur, Research Director at Caribou Digital, in a webinar…

 

National digital IDs are essential, but can they be made secure?

Secure identity credentials are taken for granted by anyone who has had one since secondary school, but they are fundamental…

 

Biometric citizen identification to enhance voter registration and identification in Zambia

This is a guest post by Brenda Zulu, an ICT journalist based in Zambia. Biometric citizen identification is expected by…

 

Opportunity overview for Kenya and Malawi: differing prospects for digital ID and mobile money in welfare provision

Two East African nations fared very differently in how they use mobile phones for distributing welfare payments, according to a…

 

ID4Africa Ambassador program expands again with new positions and nearly all African nations included

ID4Africa’s Ambassadors Program has reached 48 different countries across the continent, achieving practically complete engagement with governments across Africa, as…

 

2019: a critical year for biometrics and digital ID in the Global South

While Europe and the U.S. have seen steady progress with incremental improvements and plenty of new regulation alongside the growing…

 

How Trulioo plans to help verify hundreds of millions of West Africans

Canadian identity verification firm Trulioo is extending its coverage to Ghana and Nigeria, allowing businesses to establish the identity of…

 

Local investment and biometric privacy protection key BIO-key Africa strategy, executive says

BIO-key Africa is planning a country by country strategy, and anticipates adding two dedicated business development resources to cover its…

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