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More bad news for Mexico’s proposed nationwide biometrics collection scheme

Mexico’s proposed mobile phone registry, which would collect biometric identifiers from all phone-account owners in the nation, this week was…

 

Pakistan blocks 732K SIMs issued without biometrics, Nigeria registers 180M

Pakistan says it has blocked 732,000 SIM cards that were registered without the owners going through the required biometric verification…

 

Nigeria and Pakistan fining telcos for default on biometric SIM identification

Pakistan has slammed fines on some telecommunication companies operating in the country for failing to ensure phone users identity their…

 

Nigeria privacy concerns mount over digital ID-SIM link as deadline approaches

Concerns over privacy and the handling of personal data is putting off Nigerians from registering in the biometric ID system…

 

Nigeria biometric enrollment for digital ID nears 60M on telco boost

Nigeria’s federal government says well over 59 million people have now been biometrically enrolled for the National Identification Number (NIN)…

 

Bangladesh begins biometric mobile phone registration

Telephones and other mobile devices in Bangladesh using SIM cards which have not been registered with their owners’ biometrics by…

 

Nigeria reiterates crucial role of biometric national ID, updates SIM registration policy

The National Communications Commission – the federal government agency that regulates Nigeria’s telecommunications industry — has again underlined the importance…

 

Judge blocks Mexico’s biometric cell phone registry requirement

A planned biometric registry of mobile phone users in Mexico has been partially blocked by a judge, who says it…

 

New SIM card registrations with biometric ID number resume in Nigeria

Nigeria’s federal government has lifted a ban on the registration of new SIM cards, with the biometrics-based national identification number…

 

Biometric privacy preferences in Mexico strained by crime-fighting campaign

In an effort to crack down on an ongoing epidemic of kidnappings in Mexico, that nation’s congress approved the gathering…

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