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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.

 

Infant biometrics in the spotlight at ID4Africa 2019

Among the highlights of the second day of ID4Africa 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa, was a packed and at time…

 

Africa’s nascent data protection community members share their vision

Members from the first in-person gathering of what could become a pan-African data protection council, and the first time focusing…

 

ID4Africa Identity Council chooses leadership and direction for African ID systems

In the inaugural meeting of the ID4Africa Identity Council (IIC), Mory Camara, Director General of Guinea’s ANGEIE (National Agency of…

 

Q&A: HID Global on the African digital identity status quo

As the flagship ID4Africa event opens in South Africa, HID Global talks to Biometric Update about the developments in digital…

 

Reports weigh potential positive and negative social impacts of digital ID

Digital identity systems backed by biometrics are proving powerful means for bringing social assistance to millions across the world, but…

 

How many billions are the last billion’s biometrics worth?

Developing world identity systems lag behind those in the richest countries, and biometric systems to address the gap face technical…

 

Round Table of African Data Protection Authorities to launch at ID4Africa

ID4Africa will launch the Round Table of African Data Protection Authorities (RADPA) as a side meeting at the movement’s annual…

 

Odyssey hackathon to explore place of biometrics in new digital ecosystems

When the 2019 Odyssey blockchain hackathon takes place, 100 teams supported by partners and experts from a variety of stakeholder…

 

ID4Africa welcomes two more UN agencies to advisory board

Representatives of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) are joining the Advisory Board of…

 

Everest brings distributed approach to biometric ID4D

Extending legal identity to the billion people without it by 2030 to meet United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16:9…

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