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

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Local digital ID ecosystems begin developing around OSIA open standards

OSIA, the modular digital ID system with interchangeable components, is now operational in multiple countries, allowing governments to save money…

 

UNHCR shared Rohingya biometric data ‘without consent’

The UNHCR improperly gathered personal information and biometrics from ethnic Rohingya refugees and shared it with Bangladesh, which subsequently shared…

 

Red Cross issues recommendations for digital ID in humanitarian sector

A report into the various uses of digital ID in humanitarian settings brings together the many risks and challenges as…

 

Moving digital health passes from confusion to inclusion

Read this Biometric Update digital health pass report A recent three-part ID4Africa livecast event explored the challenge of establishing effective…

 

Ugandan ID system a ‘national security weapon’ that denies human rights – report

Uganda’s national biometric ID system has failed in its promise to improve access to services for Ugandans, says a new…

 

UN ‘should follow EC’ in starting to regulate biometrics, artificial intelligence

The United Nations should follow the European Commission in establishing a regulatory framework for artificial intelligence and biometrics to protect…

 

Red Cross highlights opportunities for digital ID in humanitarian sector

Humanitarian aid organizations are starting to digitize services and adapt to new developments in the digital identity and decentralized identification…

 

Biometrics building trust in African elections, laws must do their part

Two-thirds of people attending ID4Africa’s ‘Building Trust in the Democratic Process’ livecast event say biometrics have improved the integrity of…

 

Role of biometrics and private sector in legal identity debated in UNDP event

The private sector and biometrics likely both have roles in legal identity systems, participants in a United Nations Development Programme…

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