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Sierra Leone launches biometric ID card to upgrade CRVS, Kenya’s UPI goes birth-to-death

The details of Kenya’s plans for its Unique Personal Identifier continue to emerge, with the government planning to begin issuing…


US state representative hints at another run at digital IDs

A party caucus chair in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania has signaled to the state’s lower house members that he…


Portugal announces new biometric ID card, card issuance ongoing in Syria

Portuguese officials say a newly designed citizen ID card with advanced security features will be rolled out this year. In…


Does OCR work well for reading IDs?

By Ihar Kliashchou, Chief Technology Officer at Regula Waiting may kill many things, and user experience is one of the…


Sierra Leone hikes fees for obtaining biometric ID documents

Sierra Leoneans are raising complaints after a recent move by the government to increase fees, and now in U.S. dollars,…


Thales aces mDL, digital identity interoperability test to ISO standard in Australia

Thales is claiming success in an interoperability test for mobile driver’s licenses and digital identities based on the ISO standard….


Nigeria commits to issuing passports within 6 weeks of biometrics capture, clear backlog

To tackle the country’s backlog of passport applications and urge applicants to stick to official processes, Nigeria’s passport authority has…


Romanian leaders pay for new electronic IDs due in August

The Romanian government has announced plans to cover the price of citizens’ new electronic ID cards, which include biometric security…


New South African smart card driver’s license to meet ISO 18013 standard

Authorities in South Africa say the new version of the country’s driver’s license for which a pilot is due to…


PDF version of India’s digital voter ID has low availability, lower uptake

A total of 98 million Indian voters are eligible to download the legal PDF version of their digital voter ID…

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