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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.

 

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…

 

Red Cross Norway tender seeks digital ID help for humanitarian aid

The Norwegian Red Cross has issued a tender for digital ID for remote and low-connectivity environments to improve humanitarian aid…

 

Fiji plans biometric national ID system

Fiji’s government is planning a new national identification system secured by facial recognition and other biometrics, replacing the several ID…

 

Iraq extends biometric voter registration for IDPs

The Independent High Electoral Commission of Iraq has extended the biometric voter card registration period for internally displaced persons (IDPs)…

 

Disagreement and consensus building among African digital ID authorities at ID4Africa 2019

African government representatives and select other identity ecosystem stakeholders discussed the importance of building incentives by delivering high-priority services at…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: mobile money, tracking teachers and large SIM fines

National telecom watchdogs are fining mobile operators for not keeping up with SIM card registrations linked to ID, while in…

 

Taking biometric ID from rumors to government service delivery in Kenya

Kenya’s national ID project Huduma Namba was a topic of much discussion at ID4Africa 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The…

 

Wirecard partners with YES BANK to broaden availability of biometric financial services

Wirecard and YES BANK are partnering to extend the scope of biometric digital payments with India’s Aadhaar Enabled Payment System…

 

Omidyar Network hopes to ensure African digital ID is ‘Good ID’

The philanthropic investment outfit Omidyar Network has taken a keen interest in the development of ID systems in Africa. It…

 

Governments digital identity credentials to reach 5 billion by 2024 backed by mobile biometrics

The number of people using government-issued digital identity credentials is expected to grow by 150 percent from 1.7 billion this…

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