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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.

 

Tanzania selects HID Global to deploy electronic visa and permit service

The government of Tanzania has selected HID Global’s citizen ID solutions to add electronic visa and permit capabilities to its…

 

Kenya completes biometric data collection of police as public registration exercise set to begin

The roll out of Kenya’s new National Police Service Information Management System is now complete showing that the service has…

 

Kenya MPs push back on plan to drop use of biometric system in national census

Some members of the Parliament of Kenya have spoken out about the government’s decision to not involve the use of…

 

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…

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