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Firms expand African biometrics coverage, COVID-19 aid raises data protection concerns

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across Africa, public and private reactions also continue to develop. Noticeable this week…

 

Coronavirus becomes Africa’s new biometric election registration variable, Côte d’Ivoire ID signup slow

Biometric voter registers require biometric voter registration. Neighboring Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire are both due to go to biometrically secured…

 

Biometrics providers and tech companies jostle for position in payments and other burgeoning markets

New opportunities for biometric payments, particularly in smart cards, continue to generate headlines and attract new players, now including Google….

 

BIO-key granted price requirement extension amid wait for payments from biometrics deals

BIO-key has been granted an extension on its grace period for compliance with The Nasdaq’s $1 Minimum Closing Bid Price…

 

Biometrics in Africa this week: Idemia suspension in Kenya overturned, local solutions sought for cybercrime

Kenya’s biometric past and present are covered this week from multiple angles. Its electoral commission will continue to use the…

 

Shinhan Card biometric facial recognition retail payment service now live

Korean credit card company Shinhan Card has introduced Shinhan Face Pay, which The Korea Times reports is the country’s first…

 

Biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: BIO-key, Yoti, Simprints, iiDENTIFii and Innovatrics

The coronavirus pandemic is also an opportunity for digital technology, according to the CEO of social enterprise Simprints. Elsewhere, the…

 

Biometrics for online security, access control, pandemic impact top digital identity news of the week

Demand for biometric technology seems to be receiving a boost from the sudden need to conduct as much business as…

 

Biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: politics, ecommerce, Covid-19 biometric capture bans

Covid-19 continues to impact biometric systems across Africa. After initial reports in previous weeks of systems being suspended to reduce…

 

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…

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