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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.

 

Ghana Electoral Commission proposes facial biometrics as part of voter register changes

The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana is changing the biometric voter registration process for the 2020 elections, adding facial recognition…

 

How Trulioo plans to help verify hundreds of millions of West Africans

Canadian identity verification firm Trulioo is extending its coverage to Ghana and Nigeria, allowing businesses to establish the identity of…

 

Biometrics and digital ID across Africa this week: biometric influencers in Tanzania, a ‘techno-political nightmare’ in Nigeria

Biometrics and digital ID are becoming firmly embedded in everyday life in many parts of Africa. 150 social media influencers…

 

Local investment and biometric privacy protection key BIO-key Africa strategy, executive says

BIO-key Africa is planning a country by country strategy, and anticipates adding two dedicated business development resources to cover its…

 

Birth registrations climb 20 percent in a decade, but progress needed to meet SDG 16.9, UNICEF says

Birth registrations have significantly improved, causing hope that the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 16.9, which includes universal free birth…

 

ZKTeco plans biometrics research center and Trulioo adds Nigeria and Ghana to boost development goals

ZKTeco is planning to establish a regional hub for its biometrics business in Sub-Saharan Africa, along with a research and…

 

The week in Africa biometrics and digital ID: SDG progress, returning ghost workers and a pensioner deadline

A theme emerging this week is a pan-African perspective for digital ID schemes across the continent. Progress is being made…

 

Myanmar to introduce mandatory biometric data collection for massive national database

The Ministry of Transport and Communications in Myanmar has come up with a strategy to create a national database of…

 

Not there yet: Biometrics to link developing world community, hospital patient data

Researchers who conducted a new study on an effort to assign biometric IDs to HIV patients in Kenya discovered that…

 

Top 10 digital identity influencing organizations named by Goode Intelligence

A list of the top 10 digital identity influencing organizations has been announced by Goode Intelligence, according to their influence…

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