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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…

 

Omidyar Network defines “Good ID” to encourage responsible identity systems

Omidyar Network has updated its conceptualization of what it means by “Good ID” in its advocacy for extending legal identification…

 

Three emerging market think tanks to collaborate on Good ID recommendations with Omidyar backing

Omidyar Network has invested in a trio of organizations from different regions to support enhanced understanding of the appropriate use…

 

History of digital identification in the developing world

The idea of providing identification to support economic and social development evolved out of sustainable development communities, and has early…

 

International Identity Day surpasses 75 global partners as coalition-building enters third stage

International Identity Day has surpassed 75 partner organizations as it continues its initial outreach efforts to establish the project’s place…

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