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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.

 

Biometrics pose highest challenge to data controls in humanitarian efforts, Red Cross says

Data control, integrity and availability are mandatory now that technology is deployed for humanitarian efforts, Balthasar Staehelin, ICRC (International Committee…

 

Biometric voter list in Ghana draws long lines and criticism, ID4Africa webinar series launch a hit

Innovation from and for the continent is one running theme in this week’s African biometrics news round-up, while issues around…

 

Indian Supreme Court considers new review of Aadhaar national biometric scheme’s legality

The Supreme Court of India will consider requests for a review of its previous decision that the country’s biometric national…

 

Fingerprint safety, advanced biometrics and data protection landscape discussed by ID4Africa panel

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted biometrics-backed identity programs and exacerbated difficulties felt by Africa’s most vulnerable populations, but government identity…

 

ID4Africa posts World Bank comparison of Privacy by Design practices for biometric national ID

The principles of Privacy by Design were outlined by Anne Cavoukian in 2011, but the way they are implemented in…

 

Nigeria reaches 41M biometric NIN registrations as second Mission Billion Challenge opens

COVID-19 may be slowing down registrations for ID numbers in Nigeria, but Ghana is determined to keep on with biometric…

 

How team diversity can change the way identity systems are built

“How would you prove who you are to me?” asked Savita Bailur, Research Director at Caribou Digital, in a webinar…

 

Biometric cash relief payments system in Pakistan shows positive results with $695M disbursed

Pakistan’s biometric COVID-19 benefits scheme, Ehsaas Emergency Cash, has disbursed 112 billion Pakistani Rupees (roughly US$695 million), The International News reports,…

 

Sri Lanka and Croatia each working towards biometric digital ID cards launch, Indonesia weighs benefits options

Sri Lanka is planning to launch a biometrics-backed Digital Identity Card to support digital access to a range of government…

 

Bitventure, VerifyMe, CompuLynx offer new digital ID and biometrics solutions to African market

Reporting by Reuters reveals how not only is the DRC not renewing its biometric passport contract with Semlex in June,…

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