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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…

 

UN commission exec calls for African nations to focus on civil registration for development gains

The importance of civil registration systems to economic and social development in African nations was emphasized in a speech by…

 

UN Special Rapporteur and rights groups warn of risks from biometrics and AI in welfare systems

The potential of biometric ID systems for abuse in some countries is a major threat to individuals, and current practices…

 

Microsoft, UN among keynote speakers at Biometrics Institute Congress 2019 in London

Representatives of Microsoft and the United Nations have officially joined the keynote speaker list for the upcoming Biometrics Institute Congress…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: local mobile banking and biometric verification technology soar ahead

The trend for this week is mobile – mobile banking, payments, SIM registration and even a mobile app to check…

 

UNECA head adds economic expertise and diversity to ID4Africa Advisory Board

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary Dr. Vera Songwe has joined ID4Africa’s Board of Advisors to add…

 

Trust and transparency plus $66 billion would bring Africa up to speed for ID and digital economy

An investment of $60 billion would bring Africa’s digital infrastructure up to speed and $6 billion would cover ID provision…

 

Bangladesh biometric prisoner database to enhance prison management

Bangladesh has developed a biometric-enabled prisoner database management system in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime…

 

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…

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