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“While the introduction of a cashless payment system is laudable in view of containment of the spread of Covid-19, KFS’ refusal to accept cash or any other cashless payment system save for M-Pesa is discriminative, oppressive, unfair and unjust,” Muhuri says in its petition. …


A state in name only leads to unnecessary pain for individuals. …


Health passports, blockchain, reopen, pandemic. This is like the home of 2020/21 ‘keywords’. …


"The expert group came to the view that, at present, vaccination status does not offer clear or conclusive evidence about any individual’s risk to others via transmission. Without that, it cannot be a robust basis for risk-based decision making, and therefore any roll out of a digital passport is …



But scratch the surface and a different economic policy agenda becomes unmistakable. In fact the gospel comes down to: ‘service-oriented, digital ID’ will lower the cost of doing business. But at the same time it entails commodification of people’s data, and leads to ‘surveillance capitalism’. Peo…



The Ministry of Interior said Bashagha met a number of security institutions specialized in biometric identification and city monitoring systems. It said Bashagha discussed in Paris with a number of officials of security institutions specialized in biometric identification for security and civil pur…


Deakin and Mastercard trialling a new digital identity service

Mastercard has announced working with Australia Post and Deakin University to expand tests of Mastercard’s digital identity service ID, to verify students taking exams online…


The ancient tradition of using personalised ink stamps for everything from official documents to receipts is under threat in Japan. The government is planning reforms that will end the use of stamps and digitise paperwork instead…


A space to share and discuss information on identification practices. Articles shared here are not necessarily an endorsement of the many forms of identification (in fact it is mostly the opposite). They are shared here to bring them to the attention to individuals interested in IDs.

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