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Aadhaar biometric authentication expands to good governance measures as state plans welfare fraud crackdown

India’s government continues to expand the role of biometric authentication through the Aadhaar system, issuing rules in the lower chamber…

 

Face and iris biometrics considered to replace fingerprints for Aadhaar authentication of government beneficiaries

Fingerprint scans for Aadhaar authentication to access Indian government benefits could soon be replaced by facial recognition and iris biometrics,…

 

Face biometric authentication for social welfare approved by Morocco’s data protection authority

The  CNDP, Morocco’s personal data protection commission, has approved the use of biometric authentication systems, specifically facial recognition technology, by…

 

Digital welfare state

Photo by Paz B. “The lack of jobs is a crime” – March 2020 – Mar del Plata, Argentina This…

 

Voluntary Aadhaar biometrics use expanded to more government services, but advocates worry about exclusion

The use of Aadhaar biometrics is expanding to prevent social welfare fraud, enable innovation and pass on knowledge, and for…

 

Biometrics risks for humanitarian systems considered in Caribou Digital and DAI report

Humanitarian system donors and implementers must be careful with the biometric systems they use to the extent of considering their…

 

Southeast Asian countries leverage digital ID and IT infrastructure for cashless aid during pandemic

Efforts by Singapore’s government to prepare the island nation’s digital infrastructure, including its national digital identity system, helped it cope…

 

Sri Lanka and Croatia each working towards biometric digital ID cards launch, Indonesia weighs benefits options

Sri Lanka is planning to launch a biometrics-backed Digital Identity Card to support digital access to a range of government…

 

Opportunity overview for Kenya and Malawi: differing prospects for digital ID and mobile money in welfare provision

Two East African nations fared very differently in how they use mobile phones for distributing welfare payments, according to a…

 

Pakistan financial inclusion program partners with top banks for biometric payments

Pakistan’s Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) to reduce poverty has partnered with multinational bank Habib Bank Limited (HBL) and Bank…

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