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UNHCR shared Rohingya biometric data ‘without consent’

The UNHCR improperly gathered personal information and biometrics from ethnic Rohingya refugees and shared it with Bangladesh, which subsequently shared…

 

Indian government developing family digital ID, health app sparks consent concerns

India’s federal government is in the preliminary stages of developing a ‘Universal Family ID,’ similar to India’s current biometric Aadhaar…

 

Red Cross highlights opportunities for digital ID in humanitarian sector

Humanitarian aid organizations are starting to digitize services and adapt to new developments in the digital identity and decentralized identification…

 

PhilSys digital ID enables 2.4M new financial inclusion accounts

More than 2.4 million unbanked registrants to the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) national digital ID have signed up for LandBank…

 

PhilSys digital identity registration system to be fast-tracked

The National Economic Development Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Karl Kendrick T. Chua has praised the new Philippine Identification System (PhilSys)…

 

Report weights transparency and privacy of biometrics for Yemen humanitarian aid

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is in a critical state, and further deteriorating says PRIO in a new Policy Brief….

 

GSMA recommends careful digital identity use for more effective subsidy programs

Programs where subsidies for utilities or other essentials can be delivered via a direct link to a digital identity or…

 

India’s Supreme Court demands answers on Aadhaar biometrics and canceled rations cards

India’s national biometric identity system Aadhaar has been steadily increasing links with a number of public services across India in…

 

Iran unveils new e-government components as digital ID importance grows

Iran’s Executive Council of Information Technology unveiled the newest platforms in its ongoing e-government initiative, writes CITNA. Among these new…

 

Brazil to trial biometric pension benefits app with 10,000 retired civil servants

Brazil is testing a new facial recognition program on 10,000 retired public servants to streamline periodic verification used to confirm…

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