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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…

 

Report weights transparency and privacy of biometrics for Yemen humanitarian aid

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is in a critical state, and further deteriorating says PRIO in a new Policy Brief….

 

Efficiency gains from biometrics could help cover humanitarian funding gaps: UN report

The global humanitarian response landscape has changed drastically over recent years; new and emerging technologies such as biometrics and digital…

 

Massive gender disparities in digital ID systems persist, ID4Africa panel says

ID4Africa reconvened for the fourteenth edition of its livecast, this time with a special focus on Gender Matters in Identity…

 

Iraq Electoral Commission struggles with biometric voting card registration

Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) is struggling to keep up with biometric voter registration ahead of the autumn election,…

 

UN economist makes case for biometric vaccine passport adoption by developing nations

An official working on digital government applications with the United Nations has opined that the adoption of biometrics-based COVID vaccine…

 

Updated biometric ID cards going to 1.4M Afghan refugees living in Pakistan

The United Nations and government of Pakistan plan to distribute 1.4 million replacement biometric ID cards for Afghan refugees living…

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