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Concerns over Taliban accessing aid agency biometric data

People in Afghanistan are fearful of the Taliban accessing personal information captured and stored by aid agencies including biometric data…

 

Red Cross issues recommendations for digital ID in humanitarian sector

A report into the various uses of digital ID in humanitarian settings brings together the many risks and challenges as…

 

CBP One app deployed for asylum seekers, biometric surveillance concerns raised

The Biden Administration has “quietly” expanded the use of the CBP One mobile app, which uses face biometrics to confirm…

 

UN ‘should follow EC’ in starting to regulate biometrics, artificial intelligence

The United Nations should follow the European Commission in establishing a regulatory framework for artificial intelligence and biometrics to protect…

 

1.4M Afghan refugees in Pakistan to receive new biometric ID cards

Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has begun issuing biometric identity smartcards to the 1.4 million Afghan refugees already…

 

Are refugee responses enabling the future of digital ID and currencies?

Technology to issue refugees with an ID could form the basis of new digital identity systems for everyone, but this…

 

Pakistan blocks 3M refugees from COVID-19 jabs for lack of digital ID

A requirement to have the national digital ID in order to receive a COVID-19 vaccination in Pakistan could block as…

 

Indian authorities registering biometric data of Rohingya refugees in a planned deportation move

The local administration of Jammu and Kashmir in India has been instructed to begin capturing the biometric data of Rohingya…

 

Iris biometrics facilitate change in aid sector worth hundreds of billions

Custom smartphones held on social-distancing sticks are helping refugees in Jordan with COVID-19 pay for shopping deliveries with a biometric…

 

Biometric cards rolling out for national and refugee ID systems, boosting company earnings

Biometric cards for payments, digital ID and refugee benefits are the theme of the week’s top industry news. Idex Biometrics…

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