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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.

 

Trust lacking as African digital ID systems expand

A pair of editorials suggest that government digital ID initiatives in West Africa and East Africa are facing a shortfall…

 

Tech5 brings inclusive biometrics expertise to ID2020, Good Health Pass Collaborative

Tech5 is the latest biometrics provider to sign onto the Good Health Pass Initiative, becoming a general partner and contributor…

 

PhilSys digital ID enables 2.4M new financial inclusion accounts

More than 2.4 million unbanked registrants to the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) national digital ID have signed up for LandBank…

 

Aadhaar biometric ID not mandatory for vaccine, essential public services: UIDAI

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has said no citizen should be denied access to COVID-19 vaccines or other…

 

Philippines begins ID cards delivery, plans biometric KYC launch by year end

Digital ID cards are now being distributed to Filipinos who have completed the biometric phase of registration with the Philippines…

 

South Africa’s proposed new biometrics policy meets sharp criticism

A draft identity management policy proposed by South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs (DHA) which will allow access by police…

 

Philippine Department of Education pitches PhilSys digital ID benefits to student leaders

The Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) held a National Orientation event this week to introduce Student Government Officers to the…

 

Too much innovation, not enough labs: digital health pass details debated by ID4Africa

The threat of further exclusion of Africa from the international community due to the COVID-19 pandemic could easily be exacerbated…

 

Nigeria reiterates crucial role of biometric national ID, updates SIM registration policy

The National Communications Commission – the federal government agency that regulates Nigeria’s telecommunications industry — has again underlined the importance…

 

Biometric KYC authentication services worth Rs2.3B to UIDAI over 21 months

Findings by Aniket Gaurav, an Indian law student have revealed that the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) earned Rs2.319…

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