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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.

 

Ecosystem approach could accelerate biometric enrollment in Nigeria

Nigeria’s goal to enroll the biometrics of all citizens to provide digital identity is possible to achieve in even less…

 

Innovatrics biometrics remove 200,000 ineligible voters from electoral rolls in Guinea

The use of facial recognition technology from Innovatrics in Guinea’s biometric voter registration program has allowed the system to be reused…

 

Nigeria sets 5-year biometric enrollment target for whole population to national ID system

Ahead of ID4Africa’s online country profile event on Wednesday September 23, we have dedicated this edition of our overview of…

 

Aadhaar biometric authentication expands to good governance measures as state plans welfare fraud crackdown

India’s government continues to expand the role of biometric authentication through the Aadhaar system, issuing rules in the lower chamber…

 

Red Cross sees benefits and risk in biometrics use for humanitarian operations

Biometrics use in humanitarian contexts should always be accompanied by data protection impact assessments and other safeguards, The International Committee…

 

Value biometrics over physical credentials to improve inclusion, ID4Africa’s Identity Day panelists argue

Biometrics should be privileged as a source of unique identity assurance over physical documents, and exclusion risk assessments should be…

 

Biometric passport data may facilitate remote voters’ registration in Philippines

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the Philippines is considering using biometrics to adopt a “no personal appearance” policy for…

 

Biometric projects to fight fraud and corruption in Africa need to avoid the same traps

Allegations against Semlex in Africa continue to mount as a new exposé of the Belgian firm’s dealings comes to light, this…

 

Corruption imposes additional barrier to digital identity in South Africa

This is a guest post by Tshepo Magoma, a Yoti Digital Identity Fellow. The level of corruption is the biggest stumbling block…

 

Biometrics collection from refugees and vulnerable people questioned by analysts

The use of biometrics and digital identity systems in the humanitarian sector remains highly problematic, viewed through a data justice…

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