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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.

 

Role of biometrics and private sector in legal identity debated in UNDP event

The private sector and biometrics likely both have roles in legal identity systems, participants in a United Nations Development Programme…

 

1.4M Afghan refugees in Pakistan to receive new biometric ID cards

Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has begun issuing biometric identity smartcards to the 1.4 million Afghan refugees already…

 

Will digital ID replace physical identity documents within 10 years?

A panel of digital identity experts used their knowledge plus a little imagination to look ahead ten years and discuss…

 

Economic developers donate to speed voice biometrics project for African tongues

Bill Gates’ philanthropic foundation and two international development groups are making a modest investment in efforts to expand the languages…

 

Are refugee responses enabling the future of digital ID and currencies?

Technology to issue refugees with an ID could form the basis of new digital identity systems for everyone, but this…

 

Pakistan blocks 3M refugees from COVID-19 jabs for lack of digital ID

A requirement to have the national digital ID in order to receive a COVID-19 vaccination in Pakistan could block as…

 

PhilSys surpasses 10M biometric enrollments, online milestone

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has announced that over 10 million individuals have completed Step 2 registration for the Philippine…

 

Biometrics come to verifiable credentials with Applied Recognition and Sovrin Foundation

The Sovrin Foundation is best known in the digital identity community for the MainNet Hyperledger Indy identity ledger, which it…

 

Trust lacking as African digital ID systems expand

A pair of editorials suggest that government digital ID initiatives in West Africa and East Africa are facing a shortfall…

 

Tech5 brings inclusive biometrics expertise to ID2020, Good Health Pass Collaborative

Tech5 is the latest biometrics provider to sign onto the Good Health Pass Initiative, becoming a general partner and contributor…

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