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Biometric Update regularly writes news about SIM cards. The following set of links is available to help you find biometrics news regarding SIM cards. More topics may be explored by reviewing our complete Biometrics Topics list.

 

Group challenges order blocking 72M SIMs unlinked to biometrics in Nigeria

The decision by Nigeria’s federal government to order the blocking of more than 72 million SIM cards not linked to…

 

Subscribers scramble for biometric SIM registrations in Kenya as deadline extended

Kenyan mobile network operator Safaricom has launched an online portal for customers to update their SIM card details to help…

 

Australia considers following African countries in biometric SIM registration to curb crime

The Morrison Government in Australia has introduced new regulations describing biometrics and multifactor authentication (MFA) technologies aimed to tackle fraud…

 

Nigeria requires partial block on SIMs not linked to digital ID

Nigerians who have yet to link their SIM cards to their National Identity Numbers (NINs) will no longer be able…

 

Digital ID link deadline for SIMs extended by Nigeria

A March 31 deadline for linking national digital ID numbers with SIM cards in Nigeria has been pushed back by…

 

Another nation considers requiring biometrics for SIM cards

Another nation is considering adding biometrics to phone SIM card registrations, hoping to stem fraud. South Africa’s telecom regulator is…

 

Identity in reverse – mobile phones as leverage to enroll for digital ID, plus SIM overlays

As the deadline for linking SIM cards and digital ID numbers looms (again) in Nigeria, representatives from its mobile network…

 

Draft biometric SIM registration law in Philippines triggers privacy worries

A draft piece of regulation to render mandatory the registration of SIM cards including with biometrics in the Philippines has…

 

Ghana telcos trying to facilitate biometric SIM registrations as diverse concerns grow

The ongoing process in Ghana for phone users to re-register their SIM cards using biometrics has continued to resuscitate concerns…

 

FBI warns of SIM swap surge, Veridas outlines biometrics fix

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has recently issued an official alert (Number I-020822-PSA) warning against the dangers of…

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