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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.

 

Iran unveils new e-government components as digital ID importance grows

Iran’s Executive Council of Information Technology unveiled the newest platforms in its ongoing e-government initiative, writes CITNA. Among these new…

 

Biometric BACE API founder plans to bring AI problem-solving approach to all aspects of life

Charlette N’Guessan hit the headlines in September 2020 when she won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s £25,000 ($33,000) Africa Prize…

 

HID Global supports civil registry and digital identity push in Antigua and Barbuda

The government of Antigua and Barbuda has partnered with HID Global to roll out the company’s Integrale for CRVS (Civil…

 

Free GSMA service widens voice biometrics availability for customer authentication

Telecom industry organization GSMA is developing a multimodal solution to address the challenge of biometric authentication in low tech environments…

 

Filipinos urged to secure biometric ID cards for easier public transactions

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has called on his compatriots to register with the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) and procure their…

 

Nigerians allege extortion at biometric ID registration centers as SIM integration deadline nears

There has been an increase lately in the number of Nigerians storming National Identification Number (NIN) registration centers in cities…

 

Delays persist in South Africa’s automated biometric identification project completion

New information reported by South African media suggests completion of the country’s Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) project may still…

 

Pakistani non-profit and NADRA partner on customer biometrics for financial services access

The Sustainable Access of Financial Capital Opportunities (SAFCO), a not-for-profit financial services company in Pakistan, has partnered up with the…

 

Lesotho national digital identity system within 200,000 of universal coverage, saving public money

The World Bank has commended efforts by Lesotho, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, to implement an inclusive digital identity…

 

Massive gender disparities in digital ID systems persist, ID4Africa panel says

ID4Africa reconvened for the fourteenth edition of its livecast, this time with a special focus on Gender Matters in Identity…

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