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UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.9 calls for legal identity for all by 2030. Read Biometric Update news and in-depth features about digital identity projects in developing countries. Listen to our ID16.9 podcast.

 

Togo to reveal biometric civil ID project tender details

Togo’s National Identification Agency (ANID) is holding a webinar on April 2, 2021 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm (UT) to…

 

Nigerian court orders extension of biometric ID registration deadlines

The deadline for Nigerians to procure and integrate the biometrics-based National Identification Number (NIN) with their SIM cards as directed…

 

GSMA recommends careful digital identity use for more effective subsidy programs

Programs where subsidies for utilities or other essentials can be delivered via a direct link to a digital identity or…

 

India’s Supreme Court demands answers on Aadhaar biometrics and canceled rations cards

India’s national biometric identity system Aadhaar has been steadily increasing links with a number of public services across India in…

 

Iran unveils new e-government components as digital ID importance grows

Iran’s Executive Council of Information Technology unveiled the newest platforms in its ongoing e-government initiative, writes CITNA. Among these new…

 

Biometric BACE API founder plans to bring AI problem-solving approach to all aspects of life

Charlette N’Guessan hit the headlines in September 2020 when she won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s £25,000 ($33,000) Africa Prize…

 

HID Global supports civil registry and digital identity push in Antigua and Barbuda

The government of Antigua and Barbuda has partnered with HID Global to roll out the company’s Integrale for CRVS (Civil…

 

Free GSMA service widens voice biometrics availability for customer authentication

Telecom industry organization GSMA is developing a multimodal solution to address the challenge of biometric authentication in low tech environments…

 

Filipinos urged to secure biometric ID cards for easier public transactions

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has called on his compatriots to register with the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) and procure their…

 

Nigerians allege extortion at biometric ID registration centers as SIM integration deadline nears

There has been an increase lately in the number of Nigerians storming National Identification Number (NIN) registration centers in cities…

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