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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…

 

Safaricom considers fingerprint biometrics for SIM registration

Safaricom, a leading mobile network operator in Kenya, is considering using biometrics to reduce SIM fraud. Chief executive Bob Collymore…

 

SIM sales return to normal in Uganda as telecom operators receive biometric card readers

Sales of new SIM cards have resumed in Uganda after the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) lifted a ban put into…

 

Biometrics check mandatory for SIM card purchases in Thailand

Thailand is making facial or fingerprint scans mandatory for those obtaining new SIM cards, effective December 15. According to a…

 

India may deactivate SIM cards not linked to Aadhaar

The Indian government has made it mandatory for citizens to connect their SIM card with Aadhar card before February 2018…

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