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International Identity Day celebrated with rich nations largely on sidelines

As the second International Identity Day takes place, September 16, 2019, a number of countries and organizations are marking the…

 

High traffic identification tops this week’s biometrics and digital ID news

Progress in Nigeria and in airport biometrics systems make up several of the most popular articles on Biometric Update this…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: International Identity Day, biometric electoral rolls on display in Ghana

The International Identity Day concept which was born of the ID4Africa movement gains significant ground as Nigeria becomes the first…

 

Nigeria officially declares September 16 as National ID Day

The government of Nigeria has declared that the country will officially recognize September 16 annually as “National Identity Day” to…

 

Biometric digital identification initiatives by country

Biometric Update offers a comprehensive directory of digital identification initiatives in developing nations to assist information-gathering by government employees, companies…

 

NEC shares biometrics expertise with UN’s World Food Programme

NEC Corporation has signed a strategic technology partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) to share its know-how in biometric…

 

Yemen rebels agree to biometric WFP aid distribution system

The World Food Program (WFP) and Yemen’s Houthi rebels have reached an agreement to resume the delivery of food aid…

 

UNICEF urges methodical and wholistic approach in Africa’s race for digital identity

United Nations agencies have taken an increasing role in ID4Africa and other digital identity-related initiatives over the past few years….

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: fresh calls for biometric voting in Zimbabwe, self-reliance in Nigeria and a possible UN biometric anti-terrorism platform

Biometrics news span issues of self-reliance, politics and counter-terrorism across Africa this week. Nigeria and Ghana continue to make progress…

 

Privacy International calls for new UN guidelines for biometrics in counter-terrorism

Privacy International is calling for new guidelines on biometrics from the UN to protect human rights in a new briefing…

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