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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.

 

Nigeria state election suffers biometric voter verification failures, polls declared inconclusive

The governorship election in Nigeria’s Anambra state on November 6 was seriously affected by failure of the biometric voter accreditation…

 

Failed institutions incite fear of Mexico’s biometric national ID plan

Centralized biometric databases held by untrusted governments that have not passed robust data protection laws continue to elicit criticism and…

 

Sectoral digital ID cards requested in India, Ghana, advance in Ethiopia

Roadside and pushcart vendors in India have written a petition asking the Union government to issue them biometric ID cards…

 

Nigerian digital ID registrations reach 66M, SIM linkage deadline extended

Nigeria’s federal government says at least 66 million citizens and legal residents have now completed the enrollment of their biometrics…

 

Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana share digital ID success stories in ID4Africa Livecast

The level of progress so far attained by Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana in the implementation of their respective digital identity…

 

Biometric authentication dramatically cuts flow of smuggled USD into Afghanistan

Mandatory biometric authentication for large cash withdrawals in U.S. dollars have caused the volume of dollar-buying on the open market…

 

VerifyMe Nigeria’s VeriFind surpasses 200K address verifications for KYC, AML in 2021

VerifyMe Nigeria says it has conducted over 200,000 Tier III digital address verifications this year using its real-time digital ID…

 

Identity expert dissects biometric authentication failures and how to overcome them

Development economist, biometrics expert and ID4Africa Advisory Board member Dr. Alan Gelb has explained the various ways through which biometric…

 

Kenyans’ efforts to improve digital ID prominent among Good ID Awards

The Good ID Awards for 2021 have been announced, with four winners in each Accountability, Inclusion, Privacy and Security. The…

 

Philippines seeks financial inclusion, digital ID expected to reach 50M this year

Filipino authorities have projected that up to 50 million citizens will be registered for the biometrics-embedded PhilID card by the…

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