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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.

 

Ghana to trial biometric solution from Simprints for vaccine delivery program

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced plans to use Simprints’ award-winning vaccine management biometric solution to identity citizens within…

 

ID2020 and Bangladesh government issue RFP for biometrics-linked healthcare digital ID

A request for proposals (RFP) has been published as part of a collaborative effort to provide a portable, biometrics-backed digital…

 

BLS International seals biometric services deal for Nigerians living in UK

A partnership deal has been struck between outsourcing service provider BLS International and data and digital enrolment services firm Files…

 

Philippines opens online digital ID registration for national system

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) in the Philippines said it will open registration for the country’s new national…

 

Senegal’s biometric database easing deportation of its nationals from EU territory

A national biometric database system in Senegal is now helping European Union (EU) member states to effect forced removals of…

 

Efficiency gains from biometrics could help cover humanitarian funding gaps: UN report

The global humanitarian response landscape has changed drastically over recent years; new and emerging technologies such as biometrics and digital…

 

Enhanced infrastructure to deliver Nigeria’s biometric digital ID planned for NIMC

Nigeria’s Communications and Digital Economy Minister Dr. Isa Pantami says plans are afoot to equip the National Identity Management Commission…

 

Idemia takes over SA’s delayed biometric project amid allegations of contract irregularities

South Africa’s Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) project has finally been handed over to Idemia as the country’s Department of…

 

Cybernetica to provide data layer for digital ID and government services to Palestine

Estonian software company Cybernetica is collaborating with the Palestinian Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology (part of the government of…

 

Philippines biometric national ID project advances with 28M Phase One registrants

Up to 28 million Filipinos participated in the first phase of registration for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) which seeks…

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