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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.

 

Brazil assesses state readiness for national biometric digital ID scheme roll-out

The readiness of Brazilian states for the implementation of the country’s new digital ID scheme are being assessed, including how…

 

Veridos selected to provide 74M biometric voter ID cards for Mexico

The Mexican Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) has awarded Veridos a contract to design and produce more than 74 million biometric…

 

Indian Cabinet approves Aadhaar biometrics use for state benefits

State governments in India may soon be able to use Aadhaar biometric verification to target and secure the delivery of…

 

Creating smarter government IDs: The process, from creation and enrollment to issuance

This is a guest post by Joby Mathew, HID Global Director: Citizen Identity Solutions EMEA The adoption of HID Global’s…

 

Mumbai housing authority to conduct biometric survey of temporary housing tenants

The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) of Mumbai will carry out biometric registration of tenants in “transit camps”…

 

Proposed law to update Sri Lankan border control system with biometrics

Sri Lanka’s government is planning to pass a new Immigration and Emigration Act to cover the introduction of electronic and…

 

ID PASS: how biometrics allow the live generation of NGO field reports

Biometrics-enabled smartcards can be used by humanitarian organizations not just for providing services and decentralized identification to end-users in aid…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: fresh calls for biometric voting in Zimbabwe, self-reliance in Nigeria and a possible UN biometric anti-terrorism platform

Biometrics news span issues of self-reliance, politics and counter-terrorism across Africa this week. Nigeria and Ghana continue to make progress…

 

Privacy International calls for new UN guidelines for biometrics in counter-terrorism

Privacy International is calling for new guidelines on biometrics from the UN to protect human rights in a new briefing…

 

NADRA biometric verifications rolled back for mobile banking, seniors

Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) is asking commercial banks in the country to disable biometric user verification through…

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