biometric registration

Kenyan Authorities Prepare to Launch Biometric Identification System for HIV Patients

Kenyan Authorities Prepare to Launch Biometric Identification System for HIV Patients

A new system for registering people living with HIV using biometric scanning is being declared ready for use after extensive testing in Kenya. In a joint study conducted by the Kenyan Ministry of Health, Kenyatta National Hospital, and the University of Washington 8,794 individuals throughout western Kenya were registered using a biometric iris-scanning technology. As…

Animal Shelters in Lewiston and Plano Join Biometric App to Reunite Owners With Lost Pets

Animal Shelters in Lewiston and Plano Join Biometric App to Reunite Owners With Lost Pets

Two more animal shelters have begun using Finding Rover to register pets at their facilities in efforts to reunite them with their owners using facial recognition technology. Shelters in Lewiston, Maine, and Plano, Texas, have started registering every animal that comes through their doors with the app by taking photographs of the animals’ faces and…

UNHCR Uses Iris Biometrics to Register Displaced Syrian Refugees

UNHCR Uses Iris Biometrics to Register Displaced Syrian Refugees

Biometrics News – Iris Recognition The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has reported that more than 1,600 Syrian refugees have been transported to the Bardarash Refugee Camp in Iraq after fleeing violence in northern Syria. Hundreds more are arriving on a daily basis, though they represent only a small fraction of the 166,000…

UNHCR Says Biometric Registration is Integral to Refugee Relief Plans

UNHCR Says Biometric Registration is Integral to Refugee Relief Plans

“The organization specifically highlighted the expansion of its Population Registration and Identity Management EcoSystem (PRIMES), an identity management tool that has now been deployed in 58 countries to register 10.5 million individuals.” The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has released a progress report on its Global Strategic Priorities (GSP) for 2018 and 2019, offering an…

Kenya Completes Biometric Registration of Law Enforcement Officers

Kenya Completes Biometric Registration of Law Enforcement Officers

The government of Kenya has automated law enforcement human resources. Specifically, the Ministry of the Interior has implemented a National Police Service Information Management System, registering the rank and information of every person in the country’s Administration Police Service, National Police Service, and Department of Criminal Investigations. The enrollment process included biometric registration for each…

Daon Tech Supports Peacebuilding Work in Somaliland

Daon Tech Supports Peacebuilding Work in Somaliland

Daon is helping to develop a biometric voting system in Somaliland, the company has announced. It’s a project organized by Interpeace, a United Nations-affiliated NGO that works to build peace in war-torn states. Daon has been selected to provide the key software technology to ATEA, an IT company that Interpeace has contracted for the project.…

MTN Nigeria Begins Efforts to Register User Biometrics

MTN Nigeria Begins Efforts to Register User Biometrics

MTN Nigeria, a division of the mobile telecommunications company MTN Group, is embarking upon a major project to register the biometrics of its customers. The move is reportedly in response to urging from the Nigeria Communications Commission, a regulatory body that has criticized the mobile operator for failing to deactivate the accounts of about 5.4 million…

Bangladesh Begins Biometric Registration of Mobile Users

Bangladesh Begins Biometric Registration of Mobile Users

Bangladeshi mobile network operators have started registering the biometric data of users. It’s part of a bid to stop criminal activity, with the country’s government having launched the idea after hearing allegations that criminals were registering mobile SIM cards under assumed names, or else simply not registering them. The move is being spearheaded by six…

Pakistan Considers Extension to Biometric Cell Phone Registration Deadline

Pakistan Considers Extension to Biometric Cell Phone Registration Deadline

The Pakistani government is considering an extension to an ambitious program to have all cell phone users provide biometric authentication of their identities. In an article for The International News, Jawwad Rizvi writes that while the original goal was to have all 103 million users registered by February 26, 2015, at the time of writing…