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Civil registries are important – but how do you persuade the people?

How do civil registries enroll more people? Should they twist people’s arms by making birth certificates compulsory? These were among…

 

Digital ID, KYC infrastructure critical for digital currency rollout, says IMF

An international agency is urging central banks to help strengthen national digital ID systems and make KYC requirements easier to…

 

Concerns about SIM registration with biometrics are genuine, digital rights activists argue

Tony Roberts and Ridwan Oloyede, authors of an opinion article published by Thompson Reuters Foundation News, have argued that people…

 

Group challenges order blocking 72M SIMs unlinked to biometrics in Nigeria

The decision by Nigeria’s federal government to order the blocking of more than 72 million SIM cards not linked to…

 

Australia considers following African countries in biometric SIM registration to curb crime

The Morrison Government in Australia has introduced new regulations describing biometrics and multifactor authentication (MFA) technologies aimed to tackle fraud…

 

Public-private partnerships showcased in airport biometrics adoption

Digital identity projects for national ID and border control are being initiated or advanced by governments around the world, creating…

 

Paycode receives investment to expand biometric financial inclusion efforts

Investment One Financial Services has taken a stake in biometric financial inclusion fintech Paycode to extend access to basic financial…

 

Tanzania urged to regulate digital ID privacy, Zimbabwe to tackle exclusion

The government of Tanzania has been advised to put in place the necessary data protection and oversight regulation in order…

 

Yoti, Pass provide biometrics for COVID test result apps as digital health pass issuance ramps up

India is planning to allow other nations to use its CoWIN platform for digital health passes and COVID track-and-trace applications,…

 

Coming wave of open source digital ID projects detailed in ID4Africa webinar

Several open-source approaches to digital public goods that can help countries establish or build on digital ID systems without falling…

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