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.

 

Digital identity in Africa this week: fluctuating govt spending and biometric travel

Governments across Africa are spending more on digital ID and biometrics, including new digital service centers this week in Nigeria…

 

UNECA Africa report: digital ID to unlock growth, increase tax base

Bringing in digital ID across Africa and registering the continent’s 500 million undocumented citizens would bring about significant benefits to…

 

Annual national ID issuances forecasted to grow by 50M through 2023

The number of National IDs shipped will grow from 440 million units in 2018 to 490 million units in 2023,…

 

Mastercard biometric card trial in Mexico shows early success with seniors

Senior citizens included in Mastercard’s trial of fingerprint biometrics-enabled cards for social benefits in Sonora, Mexico have responded positively to…

 

Malawi bank integrates biometric National ID system for KYC checks

Malawi’s FDH Bank is the first in the country to integrate the biometric National Registration Bureau (NRB) National Identity database…

 

HID Global to acquire De La Rue’s Citizen Identity business

HID Global has signed an agreement to acquire the international identity solutions business of De La Rue. According to the…

 

Gemalto launches biometric identity management solution for foundational national systems

Gemalto (AKA Thales Digital Identity) is launching a new Identity Management System (IDMS) for governments to build biometric foundational identity…

 

Civil society and industry tackle issues with biometrics and digital ID for social development

What do we mean by digital identity? Can institutions and governments be trusted to run ID systems? Who should implement…

 

Element to provide mobile biometrics for Indonesian bank for digital financial services

Element’s mobile biometric platform will provide customers of Bank Central Asia (BCA) with digital authentication in a pilot launched under…

 

Malaysia to consider NEC biometric technology for national digital ID program

With the Malaysian government preparing to launch its national biometric digital identification project, NEC has submitted a proposal to the…

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