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‘Economic identity’: are digital ID schemes a ‘road to Hell?’ asks human rights report

Published as delegates left ID4Africa 2022 in Marrakesh, a new primer from the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice…

 

Industry, civil society weigh in on biometrics policy in letters to White House

Stakeholders and advocates are chiming in with responses to a U.S. government request for information on public and private sector uses…

 

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…

 

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…

 

Voting open for digital identity excellence with #GoodID, MIT Solve 2021 awards

Voting has begun for the #GoodID awards across four digital identity-related categories and for finalists in MIT Solve awards. #GoodID,…

 

Millions excluded as Uganda uses national digital ID system for emergency COVID welfare

Ugandans face exclusion from emergency relief during a COVID-19 lockdown as cash payments are being made via the national biometrics-based…

 

Ugandan ID system a ‘national security weapon’ that denies human rights – report

Uganda’s national biometric ID system has failed in its promise to improve access to services for Ugandans, says a new…

 

Digital ID programs are only as good as the planning that goes into them, say activists

Having bought into promises of a rapid economic rise with digital IDs, nations, particularly developing countries in the southern hemisphere,…

 

Digital ID not increasing inclusivity as advertised, civil society groups argue

A variety of factors prevent the inclusivity promise of digital ID systems in Sub-Saharan Africa from being fulfilled, and governments…

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