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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.

 

Yoti announces digital identity Fellowship winners as researchers warn of discrimination risks

The winners of the Yoti Fellowship Programme have been selected, and will spend a year working on digital identity and…

 

Afghanistan electoral commission reports progress updating biometric devices

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan says that the process of installing new software for biometric elections-control devices has…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Nigeria extends biometric registration, Kenyan groups call for scrutiny

With the biggest digital ID job to do in Africa in terms of population size, Nigeria dominates the identity agenda…

 

Aadhaar continues to evolve and grow as India issues biometric seafarers’ ID

Aadhaar adoption has not been slowed by its severance from private use by the Supreme Court, and the system is…

 

NEC shares biometrics expertise with UN’s World Food Programme

NEC Corporation has signed a strategic technology partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) to share its know-how in biometric…

 

Afghanistan biometric voter kits need last-minute upgrade as process criticized

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan says it will install new software on the 39,544 biometric devices from Dermalog…

 

Malaysia introduces national biometric digital ID to reduce fraud, identity theft

Following in the footsteps of Singapore and Thailand, Malaysia has launched a national biometric digital identification platform (National Digital ID)…

 

Aadhaar biometric authentication: no for social media, yes for targeted benefits, maybe for elections

Government ID, including biometric Aadhaar accounts, cannot be required for social media and email accounts, according to a court decision…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometrics for tea workers, financial inclusion with a thumbprint

A new scheme launching in Sierra Leone could rapidly increase the proportion of the population with bank accounts as set…

 

UNHCR and Zain Wallet use IrisGuard biometrics for refugee aid disbursement

Iris biometric technology from IrisGuard is being used to provide identity verification for refugees in Iraq under a partnership between…

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