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Nigeria’s move to link digital identity numbers to SIM cards sparks lawsuit

The controversy surrounding the decision by Nigeria’s federal government to have citizens link their biometrics-backed digital IDs to their SIM…

 

Digital ID registration – an influential opportunity for mobile network operators

African governments may want to exploit the business assets of mobile network operators and knowhow in registering users and handling…

 

Stakeholders fear deadline for linking biometric ID to SIM cards in Nigeria won’t be met

One of the major subjects dominating discussions in Nigeria at the moment is the move by the federal government to…

 

MNOs to help register biometrics for digital IDs for Nigerians as alleged agency corruption probed

Mobile telephone network companies operating in Nigeria have been authorized to help establish national identification numbers (NINs) for citizens as…

 

Nigeria wants national ID numbers of mobile phone users added to their SIM cards

Nigeria has launched an operation to ensure that the biometrics-backed national identification numbers (NINs) of mobile phone users are integrated…

 

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…

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