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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.

 

Biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: coronavirus fallout, startup funding, Ghana electoral register

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, some African institutions are reacting by suspending fingerprint-based biometric access and attendance systems in the…

 

Yoti adds three partners to humanitarian digital identity tech support program

Yoti has added three more partners to its humanitarian digital identity tech support program that helps organizations and startups focused…

 

Kiva and Gravity.Earth granted first ID2020 certifications for empowering users of digital ID technology

The inaugural class of ID2020-certified digital ID solutions has been announced by the organization, which holds up the Kiva Protocol…

 

Biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: increasing CCTV surveillance, new ID document contracts

Madagascar and Zimbabwe seem to be shifting toward far greater government surveillance with public CCTV networks, according to reports this…

 

Aadhaar’s architect discusses what went into world’s biggest biometric repository

“Open digital infrastructure has hugely helped societies access information, products, knowledge, and collaborate better with each other,” said Dr. Pramod…

 

Biometrics and digital ID across Africa this week: savings and costs in Nigeria, divisions in Tanzania, Ghana

Once again, Nigeria dominates the biometrics news agenda in Africa and this week; even a university has resorted to biometric…

 

Mozilla white paper urges open approach to national biometric ID

The Mozilla Foundation has some strong opinions and recommendations for national biometric ID projects. The 36-page white paper, “From Openness…

 

Biometrics and digital ID across Africa this week: mass enrollments, closed borders and system failures

While Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Chad either launched or announced mass enrollments for biometric civil registrations, the system in…

 

Biometrics and digital ID across Africa this week: registration for Nigeria SIMs, Zimbabwe public sector

After much criticism of Kenya’s Huduma Namba scheme, this week there is a call for further use of biometrics to…

 

Simprints to provide biometric tech and expertise to Bangladesh government for newborn healthcare

Simprints and the ICT Division of the Government of Bangladesh have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), under which the…

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