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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.

 

Critics fear consumers will pay new government fees for Aadhaar authentication

India’s government will charge banks and other private companies up to Rs 20 (US$0.29) for each eKYC authentication using Aadhaar,…

 

Nepal government’s roll-out plan for national biometric ID cards criticized

The decision by the Nepal government to expand the distribution of biometric national identity cards throughout the country is drawing…

 

NEXT Biometrics fingerprint readers selected for World Bank project in India

NEXT Biometrics announced today that it has been selected as the supplier of Aadhaar-certified fingerprint readers to the Maharashtra Department…

 

IDEMIA defends value of biometric voter kits to Kenyan committee

IDEMIA executives defended the performance of its biometric voting technology in an appearance before the National Assembly of Kenya’s Public…

 

IOM issues RFI for biometric systems for health assessment programs

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has issued a request for information (RFI) inviting biometrics companies and service providers to…

 

Testing of biometric registration plan in Kenya begins

A pilot project to test the US$60M biometric registration plan to enroll more than 50 million Kenyans in a digital…

 

Yoti pledges support for developing world identity innovation in Social Impact Strategy

Yoti has launched a new Social Impact Strategy to further the positive social impact of digital identity systems and to…

 

More orders of NEXT Biometrics fingerprint tech for Aadhaar-based applications

NEXT Biometrics announced today it has received further orders for its STQC and UIDAI certified fingerprint technology in India. The…

 

NEXT Biometrics fingerprint technology chosen for Aadhaar payment solution

NEXT Biometrics announced today that its Aadhaar-certified fingerprint sensor module has been selected for use in MobiOcean`s Aadhaar authentication and…

 

Ugandan police deploy Gemalto tech for rapid capture of suspects’ biometric data

Gemalto announced today it is supplying the Uganda Police Force with its Cogent Automated Biometric Identification System (CABIS) and LiveScan…

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