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Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric bank cards, birth registrations up, ePassport problems

The importance of biometric legal identity from birth is something of a theme this week as UNICEF pushes the concept…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric verification for Somali military pay, SIM registration in Tanzania

African biometric and digital ID issues continue apace both on and off the continent. In Somalia a scheme to use…

 

BioRugged expands biometric product line and international presence

After launching new FAP60 mobile terminals among with several products earlier this year, BioRugged is opening an office and assembly…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Huduma Namba to become virtually compulsory, Ghana gets PKI, Liberia runs out of biometric passports

It’s been two steps forward, one step back for biometrics in Africa this week. Liberia has issued a cancellation notice…

 

Mastercard and Orange: why global brands are delving into African biometrics

The speed at which African nations are implementing biometric systems for national ID and electoral rolls has created something of…

 

NEC XON biometric ID4Africa demos draw ministerial interest

South Africa’s Minister of Home Affairs Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi was among ID4Africa attendees who showed interest in NEC’s Bio-IDiom multimodal…

 

Africa’s nascent data protection community members share their vision

Members from the first in-person gathering of what could become a pan-African data protection council, and the first time focusing…

 

Key themes and debates emerge as ID4Africa opens

Digital identity themes, challenges, problems and progress came to the fore in Johannesburg as delegates from African governments, international agencies…

 

Integrated Biometrics opens office in South Africa

Integrated Biometrics has expanded its international sales organization and opened its first South African office. The company also named founding…

 

Iveda brings biometrics and surveillance analytics to South Africa with AXIOM partnership

Cloud video surveillance company Iveda has partnered with AXIOM to bring its devices with built-in face recognition and other analytics…

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