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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.

 

Indian Supreme Court to hear Facebook argument against linking Aadhaar biometrics with accounts

The Supreme Court of India has agreed to hear arguments from Facebook that accounts on social media platforms should not…

 

TECH5 integrates biometric technologies with MOSIP open source ID platform

International identity management provider TECH5 has integrated its biometric software with the open-source MOSIP identity management platform, and is the…

 

DHS to store tens of thousands of refugee biometric records from UNHCR

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) began sharing records including fingerprints, iris scans, and facial biometrics of refugees…

 

India to use Aadhaar biometrics to eliminate middlemen from farmer payments

The government of India is planning to leverage Aadhaar biometrics in a reformed food procurement system to deliver benefits to…

 

Nepal moves closer to approving biometric national ID card bill

A Nepali government committee has approved the National Identity and Civil Registration Bill, which would mandate the issuance of a…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric bank cards, birth registrations up, ePassport problems

The importance of biometric legal identity from birth is something of a theme this week as UNICEF pushes the concept…

 

Philippines central bank targets 23 million biometric national ID cards in 2020

Philippines central bank is planning to produce 23 million biometric national IDs with fingerprint, iris and facial data in 2020,…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometrics for ECOWAS free movement, widespread passport reform

Neighbors Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire have come to the fore this week. The two members of the Economic Community of…

 

Aadhaar enabled payment system used for 220M biometric transactions in July

India’s Aadhaar enabled payment system (AEPS) surpassed 200 million transactions with biometric authentication in the month of July, 2019, ZeeBiz…

 

India National Population Register to collect biometrics and seeks Aadhaar database access

India is planning to collect biometric and family data from residents for the next stage of its National Population Register…

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