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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.

 

Nigeria biometric voter deduplication removes 16.5M

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Nigeria — the elections management body of Africa’s largest democracy — says it…

 

Indian government developing family digital ID, health app sparks consent concerns

India’s federal government is in the preliminary stages of developing a ‘Universal Family ID,’ similar to India’s current biometric Aadhaar…

 

Senegal renews deal with Iris Corp for biometric ID cards

Iris Corporation has announced a deal extension with Senegal for the production of three million smart biometric national ID and…

 

Zimbabwe contracts for biometric passports production

Zimbabwe has chosen an unnamed company to build a national biometric database for the country with the aim of facilitating…

 

Cameroon launches enrollment campaign for biometric youth card

A process to enroll youth between the ages of 18 and 35 for a biometric youth card program is currently…

 

Togo readies for biometric ID launch with awareness-raising campaign

Togo is preparing for the launch of its national biometric ID scheme by planning an awareness-raising campaign. The Ministry of…

 

UN ‘should follow EC’ in starting to regulate biometrics, artificial intelligence

The United Nations should follow the European Commission in establishing a regulatory framework for artificial intelligence and biometrics to protect…

 

Aadhaar draft bill goes beyond biometric lock to protect against fraud

Holders of Aadhaar cards may be able to lock access not just to their biometrics held by the system, but…

 

Red Cross highlights opportunities for digital ID in humanitarian sector

Humanitarian aid organizations are starting to digitize services and adapt to new developments in the digital identity and decentralized identification…

 

Nigeria on course with digital banking drive as smart addressing system suggested for KYC

Efforts to digitize Nigeria’s banking and payments landscape are taking a somewhat significant step forward, and realities on the ground…

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