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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. Listen to our ID16.9 podcast.

 

New details revealed about Zimbabwe biometric voting procurement scandal

New developments have emerged about some business moguls who have been cited as being involved in a procurement scandal for…

 

Don’t take national ID cards as collateral for loans, Uganda govt warns again

Uganda’s Minister of Information, Communications Technology and National Guidance, Chris Baryomunsi, has warned that the practice of money lenders asking…

 

Digizen’s Bank ID card set to boost financial inclusion in rural Papua New Guinea

Digizen PNG has launched its new Digizen Digital Bank ID card in an initiative part of a broader strategy to…

 

Gabon launches new national ID system

After more than a decade of waiting, Gabonese will now be able to apply for and obtain a national digital…

 

Report blames biometrics for Mozambique poll irregularities; Laxton hits back

An investigative report has demonstrated that irregularities persist in elections in Africa despite the governments presenting election technology such as…

 

WURI digital ID project improving access to public services in Benin

Many citizens in Benin now have easy access to public and private sector services thanks to a foundational identity (fID)…

 

Cameroon’s move to increase biometric ID card fee faces sharp criticism

Major identity documents as well as consular services in Cameroon have seen a jump in issuance fees – a decision…

 

Vietnam’s new digital ID law mandating biometrics use goes live July 1

Vietnam is set to implement the Law on Identity in less than a week, marking a shift from the previous…

 

UrbanID consultant roots for tokenization as key digital ID security option

As concerns about identity theft and data misuse fill out following the fast adoption of digital identity especially in Africa,…

 

PJBumi subsidiary wins Malaysian digital ID onboarding contract with Mimos

PJBumi Berhad (PJBumi) announced that its subsidiary, PJBumi Heavy Engineering & Services Sdn. Bhd. (PJBumiHES), has accepted a services contract…

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