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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.

 

Malaysia to roll out biometrics-backed digital ID

Malaysia’s Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin has disclosed that the process to implement a digital identity system in the…

 

India tests mobile voting, arranges Aadhaar hackathon – both spell controversy

India is testing biometric, blockchain-based mobile phone voting for the first time in the hope of increasing turnout and reducing…

 

Civil servants urged to register in Kenya’s biometric health insurance system

Kenyan civil servants are being urged to complete biometric registration for the country’s National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) to make…

 

ID4Africa looks to expand ranks of digital ID Ambassadors

ID4Africa has announced commencement of the application process for its 2022 class of Ambassadors, with a disclosure that the digital…

 

Pakistan blocks 732K SIMs issued without biometrics, Nigeria registers 180M

Pakistan says it has blocked 732,000 SIM cards that were registered without the owners going through the required biometric verification…

 

Morocco, Lesotho report progress on digital ID ecosystems development

Identity management officials in Morocco and Lesotho have explained the different stages of their efforts in the building and rollout…

 

Nigeria collects biometrics of elementary school children for meal program

Nigeria is creating a database of children’s biometrics ostensibly to increase transparency in a school meals scheme. The National Home…

 

Governments grapple with biometric voter rolls, Thales reaches 15 deployments

Thales has deployed 15 different systems around the world for voter registration and verification with its ID management and biometric technologies,…

 

Kenya’s digital ID ruled illegal until data protection impact assessment completed

Kenya’s national biometrics-backed digital ID system Huduma Namba has been struck a blow by the country’s High Court, which ruled…

 

NADRA Chairman says digital ID crucial component for Pakistan’s innovation journey

The Chairman of the National Database and Registration Authority of Pakistan (NADRA), Dr. Tariq Malik, says the organization is working…

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