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Face biometric authentication for social welfare approved by Morocco’s data protection authority

The  CNDP, Morocco’s personal data protection commission, has approved the use of biometric authentication systems, specifically facial recognition technology, by…

 

Cyprus and Morocco launching biometric identity cards, India to launch national health cards

Cyprus’ biometric ID cards have reached public availability, according to Philenews, bringing the national identity document into line with international…

 

Nigeria’s national biometric ID proposed to go digital, add DNA

Biometrics news in Africa was dominated by a pair of stories from West Africa’s largest nations this week. The results…

 

Biometric registration programs announced, commenced, disrupted and debated across Africa

Nationwide biometric voter registration is underway in Ghana where the head of the electoral commission shares the rate of voters…

 

Back to the ballots for biometrics in Africa: 1M dead on Ghana electoral roll, Zambia rushes biometric verification

Back to the ballots for biometrics news headlines across Africa this week. In Ghana, parliament has approved a measure that…

 

Biometric voter list in Ghana draws long lines and criticism, ID4Africa webinar series launch a hit

Innovation from and for the continent is one running theme in this week’s African biometrics news round-up, while issues around…

 

Morocco extends facial recognition moratorium to year-end, proposes biometric authentication service

Morocco’s moratorium on the use of biometric facial recognition has been extended until the end of 2020, with a decision…

 

Idemia to supply biometric ID cards to Morocco for online services and transactions

The new biometric national ID smartcard for Morocco will be supplied by Idemia, which announced the deal to supply the…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric ghost-busting in Ghana, resolving double registration status in Kenya

Kenya dominated digital ID developments this week. What could have been its biggest story – downgrading the new role of…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Data protection in Togo, biometrics secure welfare payments in Zambia

Positive news for digital ID across Africa as Togo votes through legislation to protect personal data and how it is…

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