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UN rights report calls for moratorium on remote biometrics in public

A report published by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has suggested that artificial…

 

International ID Day 2021 seeks mainstream recognition with art, friends and tokenization

Today, September 16, is International ID Day, the day adopted by the ID4Africa Movement to promote the importance of legal…

 

International ID Day 2021: beyond the core and ID as an ‘existential right’

International ID Day on 16 September will see the digital identity cause begin a move to the mainstream, explore what…

 

UN-supported digital ID, KYC project to boost financial inclusion in Malawi

A project to help the Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) put in place a unified database of digital ID and…

 

UN finds storing biometric data on Mauritius ID cards violates privacy

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has found that the legislation which Mauritius passed in 2013 for its biometric smart…

 

Biometric verification allows ‘dignified’ distribution of 6.4M meals to Rohingya refugees

The Bangladesh part of the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign has been completed, allowing 36,000 refugees to purchase food from camp…

 

UNHCR shared Rohingya biometric data ‘without consent’

The UNHCR improperly gathered personal information and biometrics from ethnic Rohingya refugees and shared it with Bangladesh, which subsequently shared…

 

UN ‘should follow EC’ in starting to regulate biometrics, artificial intelligence

The United Nations should follow the European Commission in establishing a regulatory framework for artificial intelligence and biometrics to protect…

 

Role of biometrics and private sector in legal identity debated in UNDP event

The private sector and biometrics likely both have roles in legal identity systems, participants in a United Nations Development Programme…

 

Will digital ID replace physical identity documents within 10 years?

A panel of digital identity experts used their knowledge plus a little imagination to look ahead ten years and discuss…

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