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Biometrics collection from refugees and vulnerable people questioned by analysts

The use of biometrics and digital identity systems in the humanitarian sector remains highly problematic, viewed through a data justice…

 

South African institute warns against biometrics outstripping laws as SIA launches ethical principles

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in Pretoria, South Africa writes that in their rush to deploy facial recognition and…

 

Researchers use facial recognition to identify patients in Kenya, develop custom 3D-printed masks

An open source biometric facial recognition system described in a study by Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine at Vanderbilt University Martin…

 

Biometric voter list in Ghana draws long lines and criticism, ID4Africa webinar series launch a hit

Innovation from and for the continent is one running theme in this week’s African biometrics news round-up, while issues around…

 

Fingerprint safety, advanced biometrics and data protection landscape discussed by ID4Africa panel

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted biometrics-backed identity programs and exacerbated difficulties felt by Africa’s most vulnerable populations, but government identity…

 

Nigeria reaches 41M biometric NIN registrations as second Mission Billion Challenge opens

COVID-19 may be slowing down registrations for ID numbers in Nigeria, but Ghana is determined to keep on with biometric…

 

ID4Africa launches registration for webinar on ID management and COVID-19

Registration is now open to attend a webinar presented by ID4Africa with some of the leading lights of identity authorities in…

 

Biometrics for charity in Nigeria, electoral audit demand in Malawi, WURI funding for West Africa

While in recent weeks the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic led to the disabling of biometric systems based on fears of spreading…

 

Biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: SIM cards reactivated, refugee privacy concerns and coronavirus

The spread of the coronavirus on the continent sees more impact on biometric services. This week we have summarized the…

 

Biometrics and liveness detection for digital onboarding and remote banking top this week’s news

Digital onboarding and remote transactions, and the biometrics and liveness detection that enable them, make up many of the top…

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