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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.

 

National digital ID system in Brazil delayed by lack of deal for biometric database access

The new national digital ID plan under which Brazil was to begin issuing credentials this month has been delayed, Bnamericas…

 

Biometrics and digital ID across Africa this week: crime and its prevention, Red Cross blockchain

The theme this week shifts to crime. Biometrics are being used in a new national sex offenders register for Nigeria,…

 

Idemia to supply biometric ID cards to Morocco for online services and transactions

The new biometric national ID smartcard for Morocco will be supplied by Idemia, which announced the deal to supply the…

 

Biometrics benefits push Aadhaar to 92 percent satisfaction rate but exclusion problems remain

Ten years after its launch, Aadhaar identification is held by 95 percent of people in India, and 92 percent of…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric registration of HIV patients in Kenya, new public healthcare scheme in Côte d’Ivoire

Biometrics for healthcare access comes to the fore this week as a new national healthcare scheme in Côte d’Ivoire moves…

 

Yoti wins social purpose recognition for digital identity initiatives

Yoti has been recognized and ‘highly commended’ for its ‘Digital Identity for All’ project in the Best in Brand Purpose…

 

UNHCR to hire Interoperability Coordinator for biometric programs

Biometrics and digital identity play a key role in programs developed by the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR. In September the…

 

Africa digital ID update: biometrics for voter ID in Niger, SIM registration in Liberia and pot farm security in Lesotho

This week sets a good example of the broadening impact of biometrics and digital ID across Africa. Beyond deals for…

 

Madeira digital ID pilots with Tactilis biometric cards to begin ahead of 2020 roll-out

The Government of Madeira and Tactilis are proceeding with pilots of the new digital identity platform the company has completed…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric ghost-busting in Ghana, resolving double registration status in Kenya

Kenya dominated digital ID developments this week. What could have been its biggest story – downgrading the new role of…

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