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Comparitech report shows 17 countries collecting biometric data for SIM card registration

With more than 5.1 billion global mobile phone users accounting for some 70 percent of the world’s population, a number…

 

ID4Africa Ambassador program expands again with new positions and nearly all African nations included

ID4Africa’s Ambassadors Program has reached 48 different countries across the continent, achieving practically complete engagement with governments across Africa, as…

 

CyFrica 2020

CyFrica 2020 Lagos, Nigeria February 25 – 26, 2020 Focused on the theme “Accelerating Cyber Security for a Safer Africa”,…

 

Digital ID and biometrics in Africa: SIM blocks, biometric electoral roll disputes and an eKYC first for Libya

As 2019 draws to a close, Tanzania reaches – and pushes back – its December 31 biometric SIM registration after…

 

Top biometrics and digital ID news stories of 2019: ramping up, investments and arguments

The spectacular growth of biometrics and digital identity drove the publication of more than 2,500 news items on Biometric Update…

 

2019: a critical year for biometrics and digital ID in the Global South

While Europe and the U.S. have seen steady progress with incremental improvements and plenty of new regulation alongside the growing…

 

Ghana Electoral Commission proposes facial biometrics as part of voter register changes

The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana is changing the biometric voter registration process for the 2020 elections, adding facial recognition…

 

How Trulioo plans to help verify hundreds of millions of West Africans

Canadian identity verification firm Trulioo is extending its coverage to Ghana and Nigeria, allowing businesses to establish the identity of…

 

Local investment and biometric privacy protection key BIO-key Africa strategy, executive says

BIO-key Africa is planning a country by country strategy, and anticipates adding two dedicated business development resources to cover its…

 

The week in Africa biometrics and digital ID: SDG progress, returning ghost workers and a pensioner deadline

A theme emerging this week is a pan-African perspective for digital ID schemes across the continent. Progress is being made…

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