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Biometric voter verification fails to ensure trusted election results in Tanzania

The shockwaves are still being felt after Tanzania’s elections on October 28, with opposition candidates arrested a week after polling…

 

SIM card fraud: why mobile operators are turning attention to KYC

This is a guest post by Dmitri Laush, CEO of GetID, an omnichannel KYC solution. The number of mobile gadget-users…

 

Government biometrics programs and national ID card contracts in Africa need more transparency

This week’s events show a wide variance in the success of biometrics projects, and the diverse nature of digital ID…

 

Biometric surveillance systems cause concerns in Russia, Thailand

A pair of Russians have filed a complaint against the mass use of facial recognition at a protest in Moscow…

 

Myanmar closes delayed biometrics tender amid funding confusion, data protection laws still absent

The government of Myanmar has carried out a tender process for a biometric database for mobile phone subscribers, alarming civil…

 

Biometrics for charity in Nigeria, electoral audit demand in Malawi, WURI funding for West Africa

While in recent weeks the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic led to the disabling of biometric systems based on fears of spreading…

 

Pakistan mobile providers request lower biometric verification fees from NADRA

One of the first orders of business of a new industry group for mobile network operators in Pakistan is having…

 

Indian telecoms ask government to approve remote SIM registration with facial biometrics

With the COVID-19 outbreak making in-person visits to telecom branches for biometric SIM registration impossible, mobile service providers in India…

 

Biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: SIM cards reactivated, refugee privacy concerns and coronavirus

The spread of the coronavirus on the continent sees more impact on biometric services. This week we have summarized the…

 

Biometrics and digital ID across Africa this week: savings and costs in Nigeria, divisions in Tanzania, Ghana

Once again, Nigeria dominates the biometrics news agenda in Africa and this week; even a university has resorted to biometric…

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