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Nigeria ID4D continues partnership spree to meet digital ID ambitions

The Nigeria Digital Identification for Development project (Nigeria ID4D) and the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) have agreed to…


UN expects 350M more people worldwide to get legal identity by 2025

Erstwhile Policy Advisor and Program Manager for Legal Identity at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Niall McCann says despite…


Singapore introduces parents’ dialects to digital birth certificates after pushback

Singaporean authorities have bowed to public pressure to include parents’ dialects in their children’s digital birth certificates from 1 September….


Role of biometrics in legal identity still evolving, UNDP expert warns against using face

Face biometrics are now firmly established as a way for people to unlock their mobile phones, or sign up to…


ID16.9 podcast launched by Biometric Update to track the race for universal legal identity

A new podcast has been launched by Biometric Update to explore the global race to meet the United Nation’s goal…


The Gambia launches new biometric CRVS and health insurance scheme

President Adama Barrow of The Gambia has appealed to citizens of the West African country of 2.5 million people to…


Post GDPR ‘Global Britain’ to be built by restricting data protection rights, recourse

A new bill has been introduced to the UK parliament which proposes significant changes to data protection, biometrics, law enforcement,…


Philippines pilots new capabilities for civil registry, QR codes galore

The Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA) is piloting the country’s new civil registry system ahead of national rollout. The system gives…


Nigeria’s digital ID strides hailed, but more work needed to hit 148M enrollments by 2024

A report published by the national daily Nigerian Tribune has examined the progress so far made by the country’s government…


Talk about digital ID by talking about services: ID4Africa 2022 workshop findings

“Word of mouth spreads faster than our official communications,” said Henock Ali of Ethiopia’s National ID Program during the feedback…

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