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Biometric cards rolling out for national and refugee ID systems, boosting company earnings

Biometric cards for payments, digital ID and refugee benefits are the theme of the week’s top industry news. Idex Biometrics…

 

Egypt integrates FinGo vein biometrics in national ID program

FinGo’s authentication technology using vein biometrics will be deployed in Egypt as part of the country’s national ID program, Mashable…

 

Indian federal and state government link biometrics and Aadhaar accounts to more services

Biometric authentication of farmers in India can help states increase transparency in produce procurement and improve the prices farmers receive…

 

Digital ID not increasing inclusivity as advertised, civil society groups argue

A variety of factors prevent the inclusivity promise of digital ID systems in Sub-Saharan Africa from being fulfilled, and governments…

 

India struggles with digital health ID issuance and biometric vaccine management system

The CoWIN biometric vaccination management system being used in India is glitching, raising fears that it could hamper the country’s…

 

Nigeria plans to replace bank IDs with digital ID numbers

Federal government authorities in Nigeria say talks are ongoing with various stakeholders to see how biometrics-backed Bank Verification Numbers (BVNs)…

 

Early research on biometrics’ effectiveness for benefits delivery reviewed in World Bank ID4D report

Evidence is beginning to accumulate on the effect of biometrics adoption in the delivery of social benefits, according to the…

 

Accelerating Nigeria’s digital ID issuance will take more funding, infrastructure

The ongoing process in Nigeria to issue national biometric digital IDs (NINs) to citizens will be more effective if the…

 

Nigeria lauds increased participation in national digital ID registration process

The federal government of Nigeria has expressed satisfaction with the recent level of participation of citizens in the ongoing process…

 

Nigeria’s move to link digital identity numbers to SIM cards sparks lawsuit

The controversy surrounding the decision by Nigeria’s federal government to have citizens link their biometrics-backed digital IDs to their SIM…

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