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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.

Identity management officials in Morocco and Lesotho have explained the different stages of their efforts in the building and rollout…

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NADRA Chairman says digital ID crucial component for Pakistan’s innovation journey

The Chairman of the National Database and Registration Authority of Pakistan (NADRA), Dr. Tariq Malik, says the organization is working…

 

ID4Africa returns to in-person – and augmented – event in Marrakesh, June 2022

The ID4Africa movement will meet again in person in Marrakesh, Morocco on 15 and 16 June 2022. The meeting will be…

 

Access Now report holds up poster child Aadhaar as ‘Big ID’ bugbear

A legal vacuum and vulnerable population allowed the creation of the world’s largest biometric digital ID project and built a…

 

How India can operationalize its data protection regulation

Privacy and data protection experts from Germany, Ghana and the Philippines have suggested ways through which India’s Data Protection Authority…

 

‘You cannot trust a vendor’: understanding biometrics in the humanitarian sector

Biometrics were the theme of the month for September in the ICRC’s Digital Dilemmas series of talks and debates on aspects…

 

Digital ID officials confront open-source opportunity, brain drain, and true gender inclusivity

The challenges facing African countries renewing their digital ID systems appear to be converging with those experienced by countries in…

 

Biometrics from birth – South Africa seeks to end child trafficking, welfare fraud

The government of South Africa is investigating biometric technologies and policies to introduce biometrics for infants to tackle child trafficking…

 

Digital ID status update for Nigeria and Rwanda: new technology, data law

The livecast for International ID Day 2021 included the first country presentations in ID4Africa’s new I-On-Africa series. The directors general…

 

International ID Day 2021: beyond the core and ID as an ‘existential right’

International ID Day on 16 September will see the digital identity cause begin a move to the mainstream, explore what…

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