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ID4Africa panel urges caution, debates trust framework for digital vaccine certificates

Some governments have begun accepting international travelers with digital proof of their health status. Questions around how these digital health…

 

Kenyan firm to sell BIO-Key’s biometrics and IAM solutions in channel program expansion

BIO-key International has announced that its PortalGuard cloud-based Identity as a Service (IDaaS) solution and its biometric hardware and software…

 

Jumio and Veridium partner to integrate face biometrics and touchless fingerprints

Jumio and Veridium have partnered to bring touchless fingerprint biometrics together with selfie biometrics and identity proofing checks. Veridium CEO…

 

Togo to reveal biometric civil ID project tender details

Togo’s National Identification Agency (ANID) is holding a webinar on April 2, 2021 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm (UT) to…

 

Nigerian court orders extension of biometric ID registration deadlines

The deadline for Nigerians to procure and integrate the biometrics-based National Identification Number (NIN) with their SIM cards as directed…

 

GSMA recommends careful digital identity use for more effective subsidy programs

Programs where subsidies for utilities or other essentials can be delivered via a direct link to a digital identity or…

 

Yoti launches digital identity challenge to benefit African conservation dialogue

Yoti has launched a digital identity-themed African Conservation Challenge with a $15,000 prize for the submission that shows the most…

 

Biometric BACE API founder plans to bring AI problem-solving approach to all aspects of life

Charlette N’Guessan hit the headlines in September 2020 when she won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s £25,000 ($33,000) Africa Prize…

 

BIO-key begins initial $500K biometric hardware and software shipment to Nigeria

BIO-key has begun shipping biometric hardware and software to Nigeria to support its large-scale initiatives for civil ID, e-commerce and…

 

Free GSMA service widens voice biometrics availability for customer authentication

Telecom industry organization GSMA is developing a multimodal solution to address the challenge of biometric authentication in low tech environments…

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