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New ID2020 Project to Build Biometric ID Program Around Infant Immunization

New ID2020 Project to Build Biometric ID Program Around Infant Immunization

“The project will involve the exploration of multiple biometric identification technologies for infants, with the aim of building a biometric ID program based on the most successful approaches.” ID2020, a public-private alliance aimed at supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal on universal identity, has announced a new identity project in collaboration with the Government…

BRIEF: How Biometric Tech is Helping Refugees

BRIEF: How Biometric Tech is Helping Refugees

It’s World Refugee Day, a time to bring focused attention to a complex issue that is increasingly in the news. According to the UNHCR, the UN agency most directly concerned with refugee issues, one in every 113 people in the world are refugees from war or political violence, with an estimated total of 65 million…

ID2020 Supporters Create Identity Solution Based on Blockchain, Biometrics

ID2020 Supporters Create Identity Solution Based on Blockchain, Biometrics

“Essentially, it’s meant to offer a means of identifying registered individuals by their biometric traits, without unnecessarily revealing other personal information, with trusted parties to the blockchain system assuring credibility.” ID2020 held its Platform for Change Summit at the United Nations today, with Accenture, Microsoft, and Avanade showcasing a new identity platform based on blockchain…