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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.

 

Aadhaar authentication service crashes as SMS regulation wipes out OTPs

A breakdown in Aadhaar authentication through one-time passwords (OTPs) has followed the implementation of the second phase of SMS regulations…

 

Iraq Electoral Commission struggles with biometric voting card registration

Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) is struggling to keep up with biometric voter registration ahead of the autumn election,…

 

Zimbabwe seeks local IT consultant for biometric authentication API project

Zimbabwe, through its Public Service Commission (PSC), has launched a tender for the selection of a local IT consultancy firm…

 

Compulsory digital ID policy in Nigeria can spur insurance adoption, experts suggest

Technology and insurance policy experts in Nigerian have called for a policy making digital ID mandatory for insurance to be…

 

Digital ID trust gets new focus in ID4D principles

World Bank Group officials have sharpened the principles underpinning their ID-for-all program, getting more explicit about the need to engender…

 

Malawi health insurance company introduces biometric cards to check fraud claims

A company providing health insurance services in the Southern African nation of Malawi is introducing smart biometric cards for its…

 

The Bahamas may not issue biometric voter cards before general election next year

A government minister says the technological upgrades that would be necessary for The Bahamas to issue biometric voters’ cards, as…

 

Nigerian State makes digital ID numbers mandatory to access government services

The government of the State of Kaduna in Nigeria has announced that as from May 1, 2021, it will be…

 

Women in Identity plans industry Code of Conduct for 2021

Women in Identity (WiD) is planning to research the impact of exclusion from digital identity systems as part of its…

 

Infant biometrics nearing practicality for birth registration, but technical and legal challenges remain

Significant progress is being made towards the capability of including biometrics with birth registration records, but significant concerns persist, the…

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