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Bangladesh digital ID registration to include biometrics

Bangladesh has announced the collection of citizens’ biometric data for the issuance of digital identification numbers, while over 30 million…

 

Governments adding biometrics, digitizing ID worldwide: Zimbabwe passports, China mDLs, Belarus ID cards

National ID continues to go biometric and digital around the world. Zimbabwe’s Civil Registry prepares to go digital with Semlex…

 

Biometric verification allows ‘dignified’ distribution of 6.4M meals to Rohingya refugees

The Bangladesh part of the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign has been completed, allowing 36,000 refugees to purchase food from camp…

 

Bangladesh begins biometric mobile phone registration

Telephones and other mobile devices in Bangladesh using SIM cards which have not been registered with their owners’ biometrics by…

 

Zwipe signs new MEA partner, brings biometric payment cards to Bangladesh market

Zwipe has announced a new partnership with Network International, a group of companies working towards the adoption of digital commerce…

 

UNHCR shared Rohingya biometric data ‘without consent’

The UNHCR improperly gathered personal information and biometrics from ethnic Rohingya refugees and shared it with Bangladesh, which subsequently shared…

 

ID2020 and Bangladesh government issue RFP for biometrics-linked healthcare digital ID

A request for proposals (RFP) has been published as part of a collaborative effort to provide a portable, biometrics-backed digital…

 

Bangladesh industry group calls for biometric registry of factory owners for digital government services

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has announced it is preparing a biometric database of factory owners to…

 

Philippines, Bangladesh enroll biometrics for ID cards to secure voter registration

The Philippines has announced plans to counter election fraud through its own national identity card, reports Philstar. Rosalinda Bautista at…

 

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…

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