Friday, March 21, 2014

KENYA: The biometric election flop was bureaucratic, not technological as this article would have you believe. You didn't need a fortune-teller to see it coming, either. We covered the whole sad story here.

Trusted digital identities and secure eServices to deliver 50bn in cost savings by 2020 (Secure Identity Alliance)

Saudi Arabia seeks to become GCC biometrics hub (Arab News)

Mobile biometrics market forecast: 156.9 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018 (FierceMobileIT)

Biometrics uncover ghost refugees (Townhall) — "At camps in Burkina Faso, the initial registration completed in May 2012 suggested that 107,000 Malians had fled an offensive that year by Islamist rebels and their Tuareg separatist allies. However, this month's final registration phase, including finger printing and biometric operations like iris scans, came up with only 34,000, according to UNHCR data."

Reducing fraud like this increases confidence among donors that their efforts are worthwhile.