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Nigerian digital ID initiative for people with disabilities wins Mission Billion Challenge

Finalists of Mission Billion Challenge 2020, a World Bank-sponsored initiative that seeks to ensure inclusivity of digital identity systems for…

 

Global biometrics market forecast to surpass $82B by 2027 despite pandemic

The global biometrics market is forecast to reach $82.8 billion by 2027, growing at a 19.3 percent CAGR from an…

 

Huduma Namba digital ID cards to go into production as 2022 election issues raised

After a mass registration exercise to capture the nation’s biometrics for the ambitious Huduma Namba unique identifier number, the program…

 

Biometrics innovation and investment on the rise, government digital ID drive continues

Innovations in biometric technology and government digital ID are the twin themes of the week’s top biometrics news. A new…

 

Biometric projects to fight fraud and corruption in Africa need to avoid the same traps

Allegations against Semlex in Africa continue to mount as a new exposé of the Belgian firm’s dealings comes to light, this…

 

Biometrics collection from refugees and vulnerable people questioned by analysts

The use of biometrics and digital identity systems in the humanitarian sector remains highly problematic, viewed through a data justice…

 

South African institute warns against biometrics outstripping laws as SIA launches ethical principles

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in Pretoria, South Africa writes that in their rush to deploy facial recognition and…

 

Researchers use facial recognition to identify patients in Kenya, develop custom 3D-printed masks

An open source biometric facial recognition system described in a study by Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine at Vanderbilt University Martin…

 

Biometric voter list in Ghana draws long lines and criticism, ID4Africa webinar series launch a hit

Innovation from and for the continent is one running theme in this week’s African biometrics news round-up, while issues around…

 

Fingerprint safety, advanced biometrics and data protection landscape discussed by ID4Africa panel

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted biometrics-backed identity programs and exacerbated difficulties felt by Africa’s most vulnerable populations, but government identity…

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