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ID4Africa webinar shows gradual shift of digital ID systems in Africa towards individual control beginning

Should national identity schemes, biometrics-backed or otherwise, use a single unique digital ID number to identify people for different services,…

 

‘Certain narratives were exposed’ in national ID systems, development experts tell ID4Africa webinar

Universal digital identity coverage could be achieved within the next two years, if shifts in political will and recognition of…

 

ID4Africa posts World Bank comparison of Privacy by Design practices for biometric national ID

The principles of Privacy by Design were outlined by Anne Cavoukian in 2011, but the way they are implemented in…

 

Nigeria reaches 41M biometric NIN registrations as second Mission Billion Challenge opens

COVID-19 may be slowing down registrations for ID numbers in Nigeria, but Ghana is determined to keep on with biometric…

 

Biometrics for charity in Nigeria, electoral audit demand in Malawi, WURI funding for West Africa

While in recent weeks the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic led to the disabling of biometric systems based on fears of spreading…

 

Grow digital ID system for emergency and reap long term rewards, World Bank says

The response of governments to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic highlight the importance of digital ID, according to…

 

Biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: increasing CCTV surveillance, new ID document contracts

Madagascar and Zimbabwe seem to be shifting toward far greater government surveillance with public CCTV networks, according to reports this…

 

Mozilla white paper urges open approach to national biometric ID

The Mozilla Foundation has some strong opinions and recommendations for national biometric ID projects. The 36-page white paper, “From Openness…

 

Biometrics and digital ID in Africa: GenKey in Niger, Securiport in CAR, new reseller partner for Daon in SA

Heading into a new decade there’s a clear theme in Africa’s digital ID sphere: looming deadlines. First up is Tanzania’s…

 

ITU Financial Inclusion Global Initiative issues reports on biometrics and other tech to build trust

The Financial Inclusion Global Initiative (FIGI) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has launched a series of new reports outlining…

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