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Zimbabwe reports progress on biometric passport, ID card issuance

Zimbabwe announced its government has issued more than 110,000 biometric passports just six months after launching the program, according to…


HID Global concludes research deal to improve security of digital ID and physical documents

HID Global has taken another step toward the development of innovative digital identity and physical credentials it produces so as…


Civil registries are important – but how do you persuade the people?

How do civil registries enroll more people? Should they twist people’s arms by making birth certificates compulsory? These were among…


NADRA extends biometric ID-linked health insurance to Punjab

Pakistan’s identity authority, the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA), has signed an agreement with the Ministry of National Health Services…


New biometric passport in India could debut by year end

The delayed debut of electronic passports in India by Tata Consultancy Services could occur by year end, according to reports….


Telco says low Ghana Card issuance major setback in biometric SIM re-registration process

A process in Ghana for users of mobile phones to re-identify their SIM cards with biometrics is proceeding more slowly…


Jamaica, Greece advancing digital ID plans with biometrics capture pilot, digital wallet

Jamaica, Greece, Pakistan, Serbia and Turkey have all either entered or are planning to enter new phases of their respective…


Fortify Rights links personal ID documents listing ethnicity with repression, genocides

Human rights organization Fortify Rights has released a new report highlighting the roles of specific personal identity documents and, most…


SADC to begin production of biometric passports for staff with Botswana facilities

The Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has concluded a deal with the government of Botswana to begin…


Pakistan gives 1M Afghan refugees biometric IDs for government services

More than a million Afghan refugees who reside in Pakistan are expected to find it easier and more convenient accessing…

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