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Kenya issues digital ID cards to minority community after decades of ordeal

Members of a ‘stateless’ community in Kenya known as the Shona have received digital ID cards from the Kenyan government,…

 

Cameroon reveals intention to issue biometric residence permits

The Secretary General at Cameroon’s Presidency, Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh, says the President of the Republic has the given the green…

 

Philippines digital ID registration biometric phase advances amid quarantines

Biometric enrollment for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) is proceeding at pace. Over 26 million people have completed Step 2…

 

Pakistan secures family trees, IDs foreign residents, prepares for electronic voting

A series of developments in Pakistan span a new digital ID card verification system; a way for people to check…

 

Vietnam’s national biometric ID cards with Entrust tech to reach 50M issued in 2021

Vietnam began to issue 50 million chip-based digital ID cards with embedded biometrics to eligible citizens beginning in February of…

 

Over 6M online registrants for Philippines digital ID so far

Updates from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reveal that more than six million people have now completed Step 1 online…

 

India’s centralized biometrics systems allegedly increase exclusion they are intended to solve

The use of biometrics for an Indian government healthcare initiative has drawn intensive criticism from a researcher, who claims it…

 

Campaigners propose digital ID alternatives for EU citizens in the UK

Campaign group the3million has submitted proposals to the UK government suggesting a QR-based system to give EU citizens in the…

 

Estonia considers biometrics, new provider to replace SIM-card based mobile ID

Estonia has issued a new tender to look for a new mobile identification provider to replace the current mobile ID…

 

Is your public transport ticket the beginning of your digital identity?

As COVID has pushed even more people to switch to smartphone-based ticketing for public transport, these transit payment methods could…

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