Updated for 2023 and featuring contributions and case studies from biometrics program leaders across the world, this report offers a best practice guide for governments and other stakeholders planning and implementing biometrically enhanced national identity programmes and associated services.

Taking a holistic view of today’s sophisticated biometric landscape, the report sets out the imperative for identity in meeting economic, social and security requirements – with a particular focus on its role in driving positive change, including enhancing social inclusion and welfare support to accelerated voter registration and seamless border management.

The report explores the latest biometric technology, the critical roles of governance and control in project design and implementation. It sets out key guidelines to support the delivery of proportional, ethical, and outcome-driven ID programmes.

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The Secure Identity Alliance (SIA) is an expert and globally recognised not-for-profit organisation. We bring together public, private and non-government organisations to foster international collaboration, help shape policy, provide technical guidance and share best practice in the implementation of identity programmes. Underpinning our work is the belief that unlocking the full power of identity is critical to enable people, economy and society to thrive.

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