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Digital Dilemmas Dialogue #7: Biometrics, personal data and humanitarian protection

Biometrics, personal data and humanitarian protection Online September 22, 2021, 10:00-10:30 CET The International Committee of The Red Cross is…

 

Over 6M online registrants for Philippines digital ID so far

Updates from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reveal that more than six million people have now completed Step 1 online…

 

India’s centralized biometrics systems allegedly increase exclusion they are intended to solve

The use of biometrics for an Indian government healthcare initiative has drawn intensive criticism from a researcher, who claims it…

 

Cautious G20 digital declaration recognizes digital ID’s importance

Inclusive digital identity as a key component in a global economic recovery and governmental transformation has been formally recognized as…

 

UK researcher says digital ID being used for exclusion in Dominican Republic

A new book entitled ‘Legal Identity, Race and Belonging in the Dominican Republic’ by Dr. Eve Hayes de Kalaf, a…

 

One fewer holdout on India’s biometrics-linked food distribution network

The populous Indian state of Delhi decided this week to participate in a ration card program linked to the nation’s…

 

Millions excluded as Uganda uses national digital ID system for emergency COVID welfare

Ugandans face exclusion from emergency relief during a COVID-19 lockdown as cash payments are being made via the national biometrics-based…

 

Biometric verification allows ‘dignified’ distribution of 6.4M meals to Rohingya refugees

The Bangladesh part of the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign has been completed, allowing 36,000 refugees to purchase food from camp…

 

Philippines digital ID project on track for 2021 target as Step 1 registration tops 37M

Authorities in the Philippines are optimistic the target set this year for registration for the national digital ID card (PhilID)…

 

Digital ID to help target beneficiaries of Philippines aid distribution program

Rolando Bautista, Secretary of the Philippines Department of Social Welfare and Development says the PhilID national digital ID will enable…

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