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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.

 

Biometric passports coming to Armenia, Nepal, Zimbabwe

Afghanistan’s Taliban government has extended passport issuance, recently only available in the capital Kabul, to seven provinces, and will prioritize…

 

Digital identity among African cross-border trade issues UNDP seeks research on

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has published a call to tender for the selection of a firm to conduct…

 

World foundational digital identity systems under review by Privacy International

Privacy International has begun a series of investigations into the technologies behind foundational digital identity systems in place around the world….

 

PhilID biometrics registration passes 40M, considered for Filipinos living abroad

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is considering extending its Philippine ID (PhilID) program to Filipinos living and working abroad, according…

 

UN explores digital identity sector to inform legal identity progress

The UNDP has released the final report of a series of roundtable sessions it held in the spring to examine…

 

Nigeria counts on biometrics to recapture nearly 4K fleeing jail-breakers

Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has said his ministry is working in collaboration with the Nigerian Identity Management Commission…

 

VerifyMe Nigeria plans regional expansion as biometrics startup IdentityPass raises $360K

VerifyMe Nigeria says it grew by ten times from 2020 to 2021, and has been growing by at least 40…

 

Penalties for Aadhaar violations set as Indian government expands applications

Penalties for hacking, sharing or using Aadhaar data without authorization can be levied by the Unique Identification Authority of India…

 

Major research project examines digital identity in 10 African countries

Detailed reports into the status quo of digital identity systems of 10 African nations have been released by Research ICT…

 

Pakistan gymnastics team fights for ID in case which could bring it to 3 million

A team of young gymnasts who are excluded from Pakistan’s centralized digital identity system are fighting to be recognized by the…

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