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BIO-key to supply biometrics for ecommerce in $45M partnership with Nigerian government agency

BIO-key has partnered with a Nigerian government agency to build secure infrastructure with its biometric software and hardware to facilitate…

 

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 digital ID in Africa this week: increasing CCTV surveillance, new ID document contracts

Madagascar and Zimbabwe seem to be shifting toward far greater government surveillance with public CCTV networks, according to reports this…

 

Biometric passports, digital ID initiatives in Africa and contactless tech top this week’s biometrics news

The spread of biometrics systems in Africa in the public and private sector, in particular in Nigeria, topped the stories…

 

Priorities of identity for development in Africa to be debated at ID4Africa 2020

Details on the agenda for the upcoming ID4Africa 2020 annual meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco are being shared in a series…

 

Mozilla white paper urges open approach to national biometric ID

The Mozilla Foundation has some strong opinions and recommendations for national biometric ID projects. The 36-page white paper, “From Openness…

 

Biometrics and digital ID across Africa this week: mass enrollments, closed borders and system failures

While Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Chad either launched or announced mass enrollments for biometric civil registrations, the system in…

 

Biometrics and digital ID across Africa this week: registration for Nigeria SIMs, Zimbabwe public sector

After much criticism of Kenya’s Huduma Namba scheme, this week there is a call for further use of biometrics to…

 

Developments in biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: Malawi election nullified, lack of funds in Uganda

The result of Malawi’s first biometric election, held in May 2019, has finally been nullified by a panel of judges,…

 

Facial recognition lawsuits, regulations, proposals and launches lead biometrics news this week

Court cases, hearings and proposals for regulation of facial regulation made up many of the top headlines of the week…

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