ID for All

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.

 

ID4Africa calls for submissions from biometrics and ID community for 2020 event speakers

ID4Africa has issued a call for speakers from among government agencies, international development agencies, NGOs and not-for-profit organizations, as well…

 

UN Special Rapporteur and rights groups warn of risks from biometrics and AI in welfare systems

The potential of biometric ID systems for abuse in some countries is a major threat to individuals, and current practices…

 

Brazil plans massive centralized biometric database of all citizens to improve agency data sharing

The government of Brazil intends to collect a broad range of biographic and biometric information, including fingerprint, iris, face, voice,…

 

Idemia brings identity expertise to GSMA digital and financial inclusion initiative

Idemia has joined the newly launched GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab to support the development of innovations and future technologies that…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric ID progress in Liberia, Idemia deal in Guinea

This has been West Africa’s week in digital ID news. Liberia may be adding a few more people to its…

 

Trueface biometrics to help identify and reunite Hurricane Dorian victims

Bahamas-based digital infrastructure startup Bluestone Technologies Ltd. had been in talks with facial biometrics provider Trueface for several months before…

 

Mühlbauer helps Uganda reach 30M biometric registrations, details Mozambique and Fiji projects

Secure document company Mühlbauer has revealed details of three of its national identification system projects, saying it has extended biometric…

 

Yoti adds encryption partners for distributed government services and email security products

Yoti has announced a pair of partnerships to provide solutions combining its biometric technology with encryption systems, integrating its biometric…

 

Data transfer delays from biometric voting devices could push back Afghanistan results announcement

The slow transfer of data from biometric devices to a central server due to lack of internet access is raising…

 

UNHCR update shows progress toward biometric refugee registration commitment

The UNHCR has expanded its use of biometrics for food distribution to over 100 sites across eight countries, and registered…

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