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Another nation considers requiring biometrics for SIM cards

Another nation is considering adding biometrics to phone SIM card registrations, hoping to stem fraud. South Africa’s telecom regulator is…

 

Primer on the multiple Covid roles for biometrics – it’s not just for tracing anymore

Just as the Covid pandemic encompasses much more than people getting sick, identity biometrics can have scores of positive and…

 

Nigeria targets 200M for digital ID coverage while sectoral schemes expand

The Director General of Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Aliyu Aziz, says plans by the country to reach all…

 

Governments look to biometrics for service provision as Ireland reports huge savings

Digital ministers from around the world gathered for a UK-hosted summit to discuss how technology can help governments improve service…

 

KYC and digital ID momentum seen in award, customer wins, new products and partnerships

In an eventful week for digital ID solutions around the world, The Baltic Assembly has awarded iDenfy the Baltic Innovation…

 

ID.me, VIDA announce funding to fuel continued digital ID growth

ID.me has secured $100 million in debt financing from funds managed by Fortress Investment Group LLC affiliates, along with an additional…

 

Facebook disables feature after algorithm racism incident

Facebook has apologized and disabled an artificial intelligence algorithm said to be at the origin of a popped-up message labelling…

 

Kenya issues digital ID cards to minority community after decades of ordeal

Members of a ‘stateless’ community in Kenya known as the Shona have received digital ID cards from the Kenyan government,…

 

CBP biometric facial comparison deployed for cruise ship disembarkation in US

Passengers disembarking from cruise ships into twelve U.S. ports at the end of their cruise will undergo facial biometric comparison…

 

850 Kenyan hospitals sue national insurance fund over biometric patient registration

850 hospitals are suing Kenya’s National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) in a dispute over the requirement to install equipment to…

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