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One Caribbean digital ID and card announced, another faces political opposition

The Turks and Caicos government will deploy the digital ID and National Identification Cards for residents by 2025, reports Magnetic…

 

Digital ID schemes marginalizing Roma in Serbia, Rohingyas in Myanmar: reports

Digital identity tech and legislation are accused of human rights offenses in Europe and Asia for automatically excluding certain communities…

 

Nigeria ID4D head calls for stronger legal framework to support digital ID consistency

The head of Nigeria’s Digital Identification for Development initiative is calling on legislators in the country to pass a data…

 

Is UK voter requirement an opportunity for biometric ID documents?

New opinions offered on how the UK can deal with the contradiction of a new law requiring ID to vote…

 

Cayman Islands national digital identity register set to move ahead at a cost of US$9.6M

The Cayman Islands proposed national identification card and digital identity register project will cost around 8 million Cayman Islands Dollars…

 

Ugandan parliament to probe biometric ID card printing contract awarded to Veridos

The Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs of the Parliament of Uganda has announced plans to investigate the problems surrounding…

 

NADRA chair emphasizes importance of achieving SDG 16.9 for Pakistan’s digital future

The chairman of Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Tariq Malik has in an interview spoken widely about Pakistan’s…

 

Biometric SIM registration curbs crime in Ghana, not as effective in Nigeria

Ghana’s Minister of Communications and Digitalization Ursula Owusu says there has been a noticeable drop in SIM card-related fraud in…

 

Madagascar signs with MOSIP for national digital ID pilot, plans 1k enrollments

A national digital ID system based on MOSIP will be piloted in Madagascar, after the government signed onto a memorandum…

 

Groups and motivations advocating for digital identity principles put under the microscope

What is the underlying worldview of groups proposing visions for “good” digital identity systems? An attempt to answer this question…

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