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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.

 

Nigeria reiterates crucial role of biometric national ID, updates SIM registration policy

The National Communications Commission – the federal government agency that regulates Nigeria’s telecommunications industry — has again underlined the importance…

 

Biometric KYC authentication services worth Rs2.3B to UIDAI over 21 months

Findings by Aniket Gaurav, an Indian law student have revealed that the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) earned Rs2.319…

 

Countries continue to adopt biometric voter verification

Voatz is celebrating awards for its work in expanding voter participation in the United States and elsewhere through its blockchain…

 

ID4Africa debates digital health passes: more collaboration, clarity needed

The challenge for governments standing up digital health pass systems is not whether the appropriate technology exists, it is sorting…

 

‘Biometrics are not a magic solution’ Simprints CEO cautions

Using biometrics for the sake of it can jeopardize projects, according to the CEO of biometrics firm Simprints. In his…

 

Mastercard study shows biometric payments strongly supported by Africans

Research by Mastercard has revealed growing interest among African consumers for new payment methods using biometric systems, digital wallets, wearables,…

 

PhilSys digital identity registration system to be fast-tracked

The National Economic Development Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua has praised the new Philippine Identification System (PhilSys)…

 

Nigerian President says digital ID project will help curb insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has urged citizens to continue registering for the biometric national identification number (NIN) saying it…

 

Digital identity: A stir in adoption and acceptance

By Ayesha Kapoor, Product Marketing Specialist at IDcentral. While the world is still more familiar with physical IDs (which may…

 

Startup’s biometric system facilitates health insurance claims in Kenya

A biometric platform built by LCT Africa, a Nairobi-based ICT startup in Kenya, is now helping to facilitate the management…

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