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Biometric Update regularly authors news about South Africa. The following set of links is available to assist you with finding biometrics news concerning South Africa. More topics may be explored by reviewing our entire Biometrics Topics list.

 

Stakeholders debate legality, efficacy of South Africa’s biometric SIM registry proposal

Mobile network operators and digital media companies in South Africa have taken a series of complaints about proposed biometric identity…

 

Minister says Nigeria’s ambitious digital ID registry should be complete by 2025

Nigeria’s minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, says his country’s vision is to complete a…

 

Biometric self-service ID, passport kiosks planned for South Africa

South Africa’s Home Affairs Department has unveiled plans for the imminent roll-out of a biometric self-service system to enable citizens…

 

South Africans told biometric-SIM link is ‘next step,’ ‘evolution’ as consultation closes

Reported details and reaction are emerging to the March 2022 proposal by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA),…

 

Biometric air travel initiatives advance in Singapore, US, South Africa, UK, Brazil

Initiatives utilizing biometrics systems have been unveiled around the world, with Singapore planning to deploy new iris and facial biometrics…

 

Concerns about SIM registration with biometrics are genuine, digital rights activists argue

Tony Roberts and Ridwan Oloyede, authors of an opinion article published by Thompson Reuters Foundation News, have argued that people…

 

Carnegie report suggests biometrics and digital ID adoption can help South Africa’s cybersecurity

South Africa’s position as a key financial hub for Africa is being undermined by a lacklustre approach and commitment to…

 

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…

 

South Africa’s Home Affairs and EOH set for arbitration over $27M biometrics contract

Counter claims between the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed EOH tech group continue over a R400 million…

 

A 2020 court fight in South Africa reveals dominance of biometric surveillance industry

A multi-part news investigation by the MIT Technology Review looking at private surveillance — which some call surveillance capitalism —…

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