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Biometric Update regularly writes articles about SIM cards. The following list of links is available to help you find biometrics news concerning SIM cards. More tags may be perused by reviewing our comprehensive Biometrics Topics list.

 

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…

 

Afghanistan goes for biometric SIM registration to fight crime

The growing wave of crimes committed using mobile phones has pushed the government in Afghanistan to consider the registration and…

 

Kenyan telco requires face biometrics for SIM card re-registration

Safaricom, one of the leading mobile telephone network providers in Kenya, is reportedly asking users to visit the nearest Safaricom…

 

Ghana to address challenges slowing ongoing biometric SIM re-registration

The Board of Directors of the National Communications Authority (NCA) and mobile telephone operators in Ghana have agreed on a…

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