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World foundational digital identity systems under review by Privacy International

Privacy International has begun a series of investigations into the technologies behind foundational digital identity systems in place around the world….

 

PhilID biometrics registration passes 40M, considered for Filipinos living abroad

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is considering extending its Philippine ID (PhilID) program to Filipinos living and working abroad, according…

 

UN explores digital identity sector to inform legal identity progress

The UNDP has released the final report of a series of roundtable sessions it held in the spring to examine…

 

Trust in biometrics sought with AI Act, government programs and ethical facial recognition

Biometrics adoption is being encouraged in the public sector for digital ID and online government applications, as it continues to…

 

Penalties for Aadhaar violations set as Indian government expands applications

Penalties for hacking, sharing or using Aadhaar data without authorization can be levied by the Unique Identification Authority of India…

 

Controversy over Ghana VP remarks on ID card use as passport shows need for public engagement

The recent claim by Ghana’s vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia that the country’s national biometric ID card (the Ghana Card)…

 

Failed institutions incite fear of Mexico’s biometric national ID plan

Centralized biometric databases held by untrusted governments that have not passed robust data protection laws continue to elicit criticism and…

 

Nigerian digital ID registrations reach 66M, SIM linkage deadline extended

Nigeria’s federal government says at least 66 million citizens and legal residents have now completed the enrollment of their biometrics…

 

India’s Aadhaar hackathon pulls in 5,000 innovators

The Aadhaar Hackathon 2021 has attracted more than 5,000 innovators across over 3,000 team registrations, reports the India Education Diary, to…

 

Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana share digital ID success stories in ID4Africa Livecast

The level of progress so far attained by Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana in the implementation of their respective digital identity…

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