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Amid criticism, Namibian official explains why biometrics is required for SIM registration

Namibia’s biggest telecommunications service provider MTC has faced criticism lately for asking citizens to provide their face and fingerprints biometrics…

 

Zimbabwe telco to introduce digital KYC amid rising cyber fraud concerns

High levels of cyber fraud are pushing businesses in Africa, including telcos and those in the fintech space, to implement…

 

Face biometrics mandated for SIM card activation in Argentina

Argentina’s telecom industry regulator, the National Communications Entity (Enacom), has called on mobile service suppliers to require biometric identification when…

 

Regulator accused of inaction as Namibian telco unlawfully collects biometrics

There are concerns in Namibia that the country’s largest mobile communications company, MTC, has been collecting the fingerprint and face…

 

Pushback against SIM registration in Philippines as India adds facial recognition checks

As SIM-identity registration continues worldwide, privacy and fraud risks come to the fore. Indians are subject to an unclear privacy…

 

Philippines: almost 15M SIM cards registered in first few days, calls to link to PhilID

More than 14 million SIM cards were linked to users’ ID in the opening days of the campaign, according to…

 

NADRA details Pakistan’s stronger fingerprint biometric system for SIM registration

A new fingerprint biometric system is now being used by telecoms in Pakistan to register people for SIM activation, following…

 

Tanzanians urged to check biometrically registered SIMs, tidy links before January cut off

To ensure their safety, Tanzanians are being reminded to check they have biometrically registered their SIM cards, phone lines and…

 

Kenyan Telco urged to delete biometric data collected for SIM registration

Global human rights watchdog Access Now has called on a mobile telecommunications company in Kenya, Safaricom, to delete all face…

 

Mandatory SIM-ID link fever spreads as Namibia unveils registration dates

Namibians have from 1 January to 31 December 2023 to undergo mandatory SIM card registration with their ID, states the…

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