Biometrics in Developing Nations

Planet Biometrics' current In Focus page looks at the impressive growth in number of innovative identity projects in developing nations, such as India's UIDAI scheme. Check back here for news, features and interviews with the leading players in the market.

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Kenyan micro-bank to give loans using face recognition 15 August 2018

A digital bank in Kenya plans to use face recognition for credit identity checks.


India's Axis bank launches iris authentication 13 August 2018

India's Axis says it has become the first bank in India to introduce iris biometric authentication feature on micro ATMs for Aadhaar-based transactions


Kenyan telecom mulls fingerprints for Sims 13 August 2018

Kenyan mobile network operator Safaricom wants to use biometrics to identify people purchasing Sim cards.


NEXT Biometrics wins Indian order 06 August 2018

Norwegian fingerprint sensor technology firm NEXT biometrics has announced the company has received initial orders for its "Scallop" (NB-3023-U-UID) fingerprint readers for use in India's Aadhaar government ID programme.


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NEXT Biometrics wins Indian order 06 August 2018

Norwegian fingerprint sensor technology firm NEXT biometrics has announced the company has received initial orders for its "Scallop" (NB-3023-U-UID) fingerprint readers for use in India's Aadhaar government ID programme.


Indian police get face recognition tool 02 August 2018

Police in the Indian state of Telangana have deployed face recognition tech that should help them prevent crime and identify criminal.


Somalia mulling biometric ID programme 12 July 2018

Somalian government officials met recently with officials from the World Bank, USAID, and other development partners to discuss the progress of the Somali National Identity Program. 


Pivotal Data integrates OneVault voice authentication 11 July 2018

South African contact centre firm Pivotal Data has integrated OneVault's voice biometric authentication solution into its contact centre solution as a value-added feature.


Nigerian govt to conduct biometric registration of foreigners 22 June 2018

Nigeria's federal government has unfolded plans to carry out biometric registration of all foreigners who have overstayed their visas in Nigeria.


IOM upgrades fingerprint readers in Somalia 11 June 2018

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with support from the United States Department of State, has commenced on the installation of ten-digit fingerprint readers at Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle International Airport and Mogadishu Seaport. Eight ports of entry (PoE) are targeted for the upgrade with the current funding.


NEXT Biometrics given certification for India’s Aadhaar ID 05 June 2018

NEXT Biometrics has received hardware certification to provide its unique fingerprint sensor solution to India’s Aadhaar government ID program.


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Features

World Bank, Accenture outline universal ID vision for developing nations

ID solutions firm Accenture and the World Bank have published a study into how universal ID and biometrics can foster financial inclusion and improve vital services in developing countries.


Holding ghosts accountable: Biometrics bring greater transparency to African public sector

The insidious nature of corruption presents a formidable obstacle for the improvement of any society. One of the more nuanced forms of corruption occurs through the employment of “ghost workers. But biometrics is being successfuly used to help eliminate the problem.


India boldly takes biometrics where no country has gone before

Here is an in-depth overview of how well biometric technology is performing in India's UID project. And, more crucially, it explains why performance is so good.

 

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