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Biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: Ghana demonstrations, Tanzania SIM registration deadline

Biometrics are at the core of an issue leading opposition parties in Ghana to call for demonstrations and mass picketing…

 

2019: a critical year for biometrics and digital ID in the Global South

While Europe and the U.S. have seen steady progress with incremental improvements and plenty of new regulation alongside the growing…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric registration of HIV patients in Kenya, new public healthcare scheme in Côte d’Ivoire

Biometrics for healthcare access comes to the fore this week as a new national healthcare scheme in Côte d’Ivoire moves…

 

ID4D initiatives and TSA trials top this week’s biometrics and digital ID news

For the second consecutive week, Nigeria and airport biometrics made headlines on Biometric Update, though for different reasons. Several of…

 

Trust and transparency plus $66 billion would bring Africa up to speed for ID and digital economy

An investment of $60 billion would bring Africa’s digital infrastructure up to speed and $6 billion would cover ID provision…

 

Omidyar Network hopes to ensure African digital ID is ‘Good ID’

The philanthropic investment outfit Omidyar Network has taken a keen interest in the development of ID systems in Africa. It…

 

Two ideas to break down vendor lock-in in foundational biometric ID systems launch at ID4Africa 2019

A lack of interoperability and vendor lock-in are long-standing barriers to successful identification systems in many places around the world,…

 

Key themes and debates emerge as ID4Africa opens

Digital identity themes, challenges, problems and progress came to the fore in Johannesburg as delegates from African governments, international agencies…

 

ID4Africa 2019 promises debate on biometric data and ID issues as market matures

The maturity of Africa’s digital identity ecosystem has led to new debates on crucial identity topics at ID4Africa 2019, ID4Africa…

 

Civil society and industry tackle issues with biometrics and digital ID for social development

What do we mean by digital identity? Can institutions and governments be trusted to run ID systems? Who should implement…

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