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Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric verification for Somali military pay, SIM registration in Tanzania

African biometric and digital ID issues continue apace both on and off the continent. In Somalia a scheme to use…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Huduma Namba to become virtually compulsory, Ghana gets PKI, Liberia runs out of biometric passports

It’s been two steps forward, one step back for biometrics in Africa this week. Liberia has issued a cancellation notice…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: mobile money, tracking teachers and large SIM fines

National telecom watchdogs are fining mobile operators for not keeping up with SIM card registrations linked to ID, while in…

 

Thailand orders facial biometrics collection for SIM use in Muslim-majority states

Thailand’s army has ordered telecoms operating in the country’s three most southern states to require the users of all 1.5…

 

BioID biometrics used for remote identity proofing for SIM card activation

BioID today announced the integration of its biometric facial recognition technology into POS AG’s remote identity proofing solution for prepaid…

 

Digital identity in Africa this week: fluctuating govt spending and biometric travel

Governments across Africa are spending more on digital ID and biometrics, including new digital service centers this week in Nigeria…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric registration for govt employees, SIM cards and elections

As biometrics enter more areas of life across Africa, Biometric Update provides monitoring of the continent. This week, biometric exam…

 

Delhi High Court backs OTP over biometrics for SIM registrations due to security concerns

Delhi’s High Court has backed suggestions from a pair of amicus curiae briefs that OTP authentication replace the use of…

 

India regulator halts facial biometrics requirements for SIM registration pending imminent court ruling

India’s Department of Telecom (DoT) has decided that facial authentication will not be implemented as a modality for Aadhaar e-KYC…

 

Indian telecom association says Aadhaar face recognition rules impose cost and time burdens

The Cellular Operator’s Association of India (COAI) says two of the new rules associated with introducing face recognition to Aadhaar…

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