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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.

 

Cameroon, Rwanda see progress in biometric passport projects implementation

Rwanda’s project to issue passports with embedded biometric data has attained a new milestone in its implementation process following the…

 

Kenya’s Huduma Namba digital ID scheme could exclude millions of citizens, Forum warns

An ongoing project in Kenya to issue a biometrics-backed digital ID known as the Huduma Namba to citizens continues to…

 

South Africa expects to finish first phase of biometrics system this year

South African authorities say they plan to have the first component of the Automated Biometrics Identification System (ABIS) in place…

 

Digital ID registration – an influential opportunity for mobile network operators

African governments may want to exploit the business assets of mobile network operators and knowhow in registering users and handling…

 

Digital ID and KYC coming for remote voting in India, Aadhaar biometrics use continues to expand

India’s Electoral Commission says it will begin issuing digital ID for voters and accept digital KYC processes on the National…

 

Digital driver’s license for Nigerians requires biometrics-backed NIN

Drivers in Nigeria will soon be able to have a digital driver’s license in a move that is part of…

 

Nigerians don’t need national digital ID for voter enrollment, EC says

Nigeria‘s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given assurances that citizens do not need the national identification number (NIN) in…

 

PSA opens PhilSys’ biometric registration process to the public

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) opened the second, biometrics-focused part of the registration process for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys)…

 

Data protection in Nigeria – enforcement in post COVID-19 digital economy

Guest post by Yemi Adeniran, Managing Partner at Digiterhub Data protection is the process of safeguarding information from threats, destruction,…

 

South Africa’s planned child biometric registration stirs privacy concerns

The proposed new policy in South Africa which seeks to have some biometric features of babies captured at birth in…

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