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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…

 

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…

 

Failed institutions incite fear of Mexico’s biometric national ID plan

Centralized biometric databases held by untrusted governments that have not passed robust data protection laws continue to elicit criticism and…

 

Kenya targets 7M new voters as biometric enrollment begins ahead of 2022 polls

Kenya has kicked off its biometric voter registration process as the country aims to enroll more than seven million new…

 

Digital ID officials confront open-source opportunity, brain drain, and true gender inclusivity

The challenges facing African countries renewing their digital ID systems appear to be converging with those experienced by countries in…

 

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…

 

Turing Institute on Trustworthy Digital Identity: is the medium overshadowing the message?

The Alan Turing Institute’s inaugural conference on trustworthy digital identity explored the risks to vulnerable populations faced with digital identity…

 

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…

 

Face biometrics draws millions in investment, plus consideration, explanation and criticism

Facial recognition is the common theme of the most widely-read stories on Biometric Update this week, as the technology is…

 

Economic developers donate to speed voice biometrics project for African tongues

Bill Gates’ philanthropic foundation and two international development groups are making a modest investment in efforts to expand the languages…

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