Dear GG and Listers ,
Omidyar has published some informative articles on good digital ID
Digital Impact Alliance(dial ) has also published some informative articles
on principles for digital development (Nine “living” guidelines designed to
help digital development practitioners integrate established best practices
into technology-enabled programs.) digitalprinciples.org/
There is a lot of information on best practices that can be used to come up
with a good digital ID system that will be both inclusive and enabling to
all as opposed to the current proposed huduma bill.
On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 10:12 PM S.M. Muraya via kictanet <
> In case link is inaccessible..
> Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
> Israel, March 7 2017
> The Knesset (the Israeli Parliament), recently completed the enactment of
> the controversial biometric database law. The law, originally enacted in
> 2009, establishes a national database containing biometric information from
> all Israeli citizens. Its declared purpose is combating large-scale loss
> and theft of government-issued ID cards and passports used by criminals and
> terrorists. The original law established an initial pilot period during
> which Israelis applying to obtain or renew their government-issued ID or
> passports could have voluntarily chosen to obtain biometric-based IDs and
> passports, by providing their fingerprint samples and a facial photograph.
> The initial pilot period was repeatedly extended over the years.
> The newly enacted law will transition the biometric database project from
> its pilot phase to permanent and full scale operation. During the
> forthcoming permanent phase, collection of facial biometric information
> from passport or national ID applicants will be mandatory. However,
> applicants will be able to opt-out of having their fingerprints taken and
> recorded in the database. In that case, they will be issued national ID
> cards or passports with a 5 year expiry date, rather than 10 years for
> those willing to have their fingerprints sampled and recorded. The shorter
> expiry period is intended to make forgeries and identity thefts more
> The law, as enacted, was substantially amended compared to the proposed
> bill. Among other issues, fingerprints of children under the age of 16 will
> not be stored in the database and police will not be allowed to access or
> use the database until the Knesset promulgates regulations on this issue.
> In addition, the head of the Israeli National Cyber Bureau will evaluate
> the necessity of fingerprint sampling and the availability of alternatives,
> once every 18 months.
> Given the controversy surrounding the biometric database, the newly
> enacted law is likely to be the subject of a High Court of Justice petition
> challenging its constitutionality on privacy and data protection grounds.
> CLICK HERE for the formally published statute (in Hebrew).
> On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 9:55 PM S.M. Muraya <email@example.com>
>> Interesting realities + limitations in Israel..
>> On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 7:15 PM Grace Githaiga via kictanet <
>> firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Has anyone come across any document that outlines what a good digital id
>>> law should look like?
>>> Here is Kenya’s Huduma Bill 2019.
>>> There will an open public forum for public participation tomorrow
>>> (Wednesday) organized by the Ministry of Interior starting 9.00 am to 1.00
>>> pm at the Kenya School of Government, Lower Kabete Campus, off Lower Kabete
>>> Best regards
>>> Grace Githaiga
>>> Grace Githaiga
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