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Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric bank cards, birth registrations up, ePassport problems

The importance of biometric legal identity from birth is something of a theme this week as UNICEF pushes the concept…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometrics for ECOWAS free movement, widespread passport reform

Neighbors Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire have come to the fore this week. The two members of the Economic Community of…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric verification for Somali military pay, SIM registration in Tanzania

African biometric and digital ID issues continue apace both on and off the continent. In Somalia a scheme to use…

 

Quito to launch facial recognition for public surveillance under smart city project

Ecuadorian capital Quito will launch public biometric facial recognition as part of the country’s first digital city program after an…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Huduma Namba to become virtually compulsory, Ghana gets PKI, Liberia runs out of biometric passports

It’s been two steps forward, one step back for biometrics in Africa this week. Liberia has issued a cancellation notice…

 

UK government launches passport check pilot and issues a call for digital identity testimony

The UK government has issued a call for comments on the development of digital identities, including the role of the…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: mobile money, tracking teachers and large SIM fines

National telecom watchdogs are fining mobile operators for not keeping up with SIM card registrations linked to ID, while in…

 

Frequent flyers in U.S. support facial recognition as airports around the world launch biometric trials

Three out of four frequent flyers in the U.S. favor the use of biometric facial recognition to identify both domestic…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Nigerian biometrics reach turning point, Ghana caught selling voter data

Developments across Nigeria’s digital ID projects have reached a certain momentum as more government departments require the country’s National Insurance…

 

WTTC salutes ICAO efforts on biometrics and urges fast implementation

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has saluted the work of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on digital…

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