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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.

 

Philippines biometric national ID project advances with 28M Phase One registrants

Up to 28 million Filipinos participated in the first phase of registration for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) which seeks…

 

Tackling the infant ID problem with fingerprint biometrics

A team of researchers from the Michigan State University (MSU) is advocating the adoption of fingerprint biometrics for children of…

 

New SIM card registrations with biometric ID number resume in Nigeria

Nigeria’s federal government has lifted a ban on the registration of new SIM cards, with the biometrics-based national identification number…

 

Data privacy concerns persist over national digital identity system for Jamaica

Concerns about the safety of personal data to be collected for Jamaica’s National Identity System (NIDS) program have again been…

 

ID4Africa panel urges caution, debates trust framework for digital vaccine certificates

Some governments have begun accepting international travelers with digital proof of their health status. Questions around how these digital health…

 

Digital ID programs are only as good as the planning that goes into them, say activists

Having bought into promises of a rapid economic rise with digital IDs, nations, particularly developing countries in the southern hemisphere,…

 

Balancing the ‘power over’ and ‘power to’ when it comes to biometrics and humanitarian aid

Incessant debate in research circles about how best to deliver global humanitarian aid is not pausing when it comes to…

 

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…

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