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Fraud accusations at UN refugee agency highlight importance of biometric systems

UN refugee agency UNHCR has strongly rejected what it characterizes as “widespread allegations made against its workforce” made in an…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: banks issuing biometric ID, tracking miners and a Global Fund tender

The application of biometrics continues apace across Africa. Biometric-backed ID is to begin for workers in Uganda’s informal mining sector….

 

Gemalto operating profit rises on identity segment gains

Gemalto earnings increased by 3 percent on a constant currency basis for the full fiscal 2018 year, with double-digit revenue…

 

World Food Program calls for biometric system to reduce theft of food aid in Yemen

The World Food Program (WFP) is calling for a biometric system for food aid distribution to be launched in Yemen…

 

Brazilian telecom plans to register biometrics for full subscriber base in four years

Brazilian telecom company Vivo will register biometrics for its entire subscriber base within four years, a company executive told a…

 

Biometrics Institute and IOM webinar highlights responsible use of biometrics

Earlier this week the Biometrics Institute and UN Migration Agency IOM delivered a joint webinar titled “Understanding Biometrics: Good-practices for…

 

IOM installing 10-digit fingerprint readers at Somalian ports of entry

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has begun installing ten-digit fingerprint readers at the first two of eight Somalian ports of…

 

UNHCR working with Ecuador to support issuance of biometrics-based ID cards to refugees

Ecuador’s government is providing its refugee population with Ecuadorian ID cards to facilitate access to jobs, banking, and other services…

 

Humaniq introduces biometrics to payment application

Humaniq continues to improve its application with a new smart bio-identification system for outgoing transactions. The firm offers next-generation financial…

 

Humaniq launches biometrics-powered fintech app in five African countries

Humaniq has announced the launch of its Android App to enable users in Africa to access to next-generation financial services…

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