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Solution providers battle for space as Africa’s biometrics market grows

The growing trend of African governments awarding contracts for the manufacturing of biometric credentials and building databases is attracting fresh…

 

Researchers, advocates make case for more inclusive digital ID systems in ID4Africa Livecast

Researchers on digital ID-related issues as well as digital rights advocates and civil society campaigners have deplored existing gaps that…

 

Biometrics investment not constrained by privacy concerns

The acquisition of face biometrics and remote identity proofing supplier Acuant by GBG continues the investment trend in the digital…

 

Major research project examines digital identity in 10 African countries

Detailed reports into the status quo of digital identity systems of 10 African nations have been released by Research ICT…

 

Biometrics from birth – South Africa seeks to end child trafficking, welfare fraud

The government of South Africa is investigating biometric technologies and policies to introduce biometrics for infants to tackle child trafficking…

 

Digital identity evaluation tools to be turned on Africa

Coinciding with events for International ID Day, the Digital Identities Design and Uses project is launching an evaluation of digital…

 

Kenya issues digital ID cards to minority community after decades of ordeal

Members of a ‘stateless’ community in Kenya known as the Shona have received digital ID cards from the Kenyan government,…

 

Passport contracts spark controversy, new biometrics integration possibilities inspire optimism

Biometric passports and national ID cards are prominent among the top stories on Biometric Update over the past week, with…

 

Global biometric surveillance developments draw regional concerns

Biometric surveillance is facing resistance globally. It is doubtless less successful than opponents would like but the resistance cannot be…

 

ID R&D, LexisNexis, Shufti Pro, Auraya awarded for biometrics and cybersecurity solutions

Several biometric and identity verification companies have been awarded or honoured for their technologies. Simprints is included in The 101…

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