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UN advocate lauds financial inclusion in the Philippines through digital ID

Financial inclusion is a critical objective for nations seeking to enhance economic development and resilience, particularly in regions where large…

 

UN says law enforcement should not use biometrics to surveil protestors

Law enforcement agencies should not use biometric technology to categorize, profile or remotely identify individuals during protests, the United Nations…

 

African digital CRVS Shared Asset initiative advances as collaborative framework is born

Efforts aimed at putting in place an integrated and harmonized digital Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (e-CRVS) system that will…

 

DPI gets cloud service launch, UN working groups and a definition of ‘public’

Cloud-based on-demand technology provided as a service could address a series of challenges associated with rolling out digital public infrastructure,…

 

Djibouti’s counter-terrorism efforts through responsible use of biometrics get UN push

Efforts by Djiboutian law enforcement agencies to deal with violence and terrorist threats in East Africa through the responsible collection,…

 

CSIS encourages private sector DPI investment as UN pushes for safeguards

An advocacy paper published by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a public policy non-profit, has explored how…

 

Digital ID can boost GDP of implementing countries up to 13%: UNECA

Statistics and data experts have posited that properly implemented digital ID systems have the potential to significantly boost the economies…

 

UNDP report reviews crucial role, next steps in building DPI in developing countries

An assessment conducted by the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has highlighted the UN…

 

UN’s counter-terrorist travel biometrics poses human rights risk: Special Rapporteur

The United Nations’ travel surveillance system, which collects biometric data to track down terrorists, should be paused and “urgently reviewed,”…

 

UN rights chief: Remote biometric surveillance of protests brings ‘unacceptable risks’

Remote biometric surveillance systems are raising “serious concerns,” the United Nations rights chief says in a newly issued set of…

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