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Biometrics in counter-terrorism report raises human rights, ethical issues

A new report on extreme surveillance and biometric data collection in the process of countering terrorism, and how human rights…

 

‘Certain narratives were exposed’ in national ID systems, development experts tell ID4Africa webinar

Universal digital identity coverage could be achieved within the next two years, if shifts in political will and recognition of…

 

UN sets signposts at good digital ID and ethical use of facial recognition on digital roadmap

Universal digital identity must be “good” and legislation and safeguards must govern facial biometrics to benefit from the technologies without…

 

Integrated Biometrics case study details fingerprint verification of food aid recipients in Yemen

Integrated Biometrics has published a case study detailing the use of the company’s Five-O ten-print biometric scanner to support food…

 

UNHCR hiring officer for registration and identity management to support biometric system

UN refugee agency UNHCR is seeking a new Associate Registration and Identity Management Officer (ARIMO) to support the biometric PRIMES…

 

WFP biometric aid delivery system still not fully launched in Yemen, humanitarian operation in jeopardy

Despite efforts to secure aid delivery with biometrics, United Nations officials say the situation in areas of Yemen controlled by…

 

UN pension fund introduces biometric facial recognition for identity verification

The United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF) has rolled out a biometric facial recognition pilot in partnership with the…

 

UN biometrics program for refugees spreads through Africa and into Asia

Biometrics are being deployed by the United Nations to positively identify refugees worldwide and to make sure aid to them…

 

Standards for biometric surveillance being drafted for ITU by Chinese businesses

Technology companies based in China are working to shape United Nations’ standards for facial recognition, video monitoring, and surveillance of…

 

UNICEF releases guidelines for use of biometric technology on children

UNICEF has released two documents outlining guidelines for the secure, efficient, and transparent use of children’s biometrics. While biometric technology…

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