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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.

 

Centralized, decentralized or neither: which national digital ID system will you choose?

Are you in the market for a national digital identity system, but cannot make up your mind? We take a…

 

Potential ways to avoid digital ID’s dark side concludes ID4Africa trilogy

Different digital identity systems and technologies were considered in ID4Africa’s final livecast of trilogy on ‘The Dark Side of Identity,’…

 

Digital ID data and fragility: the Dark Side of Identity, Part 2

What can happen with data amid the realities of fragile environments such as places of conflict, natural disaster or political…

 

Tattered edges always accompany biometrics-based digital ID systems like Aadhaar

Being fractal in nature, data reveals more detail the closer you look at it. That is true with massive citizen…

 

Researchers, advocates make case for more inclusive digital ID systems in ID4Africa Livecast

Researchers on digital ID-related issues as well as digital rights advocates and civil society campaigners have deplored existing gaps that…

 

Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana share digital ID success stories in ID4Africa Livecast

The level of progress so far attained by Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana in the implementation of their respective digital identity…

 

Identity expert dissects biometric authentication failures and how to overcome them

Development economist, biometrics expert and ID4Africa Advisory Board member Dr. Alan Gelb has explained the various ways through which biometric…

 

Morocco, Lesotho report progress on digital ID ecosystems development

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

 

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…

 

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…

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