The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is carrying out public awareness on the benefits of national digital ID.
The government of Catalan is in the process of implementing a €550,000 decentralised digital ID project. The Catalan Minister for Digital Policy and Public Administration, Jordi Puigneró stated that the app, known as IdentiCAT would be in use by 2020.
Dublin’s chief information officer, Doug McCollough, has announced that the city of Dublin has invested $150,000 into Dublin’s digital identity project.
The 14th Global Forum on Global Settlements themed around the ‘Sustainable Development of Cities and Human Settlements in the Digital Era’ was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 5-6 September.
Singapore is implementing a crypto based mobile based national digital ID.
Sierra Leone's President Julius Maada Bio has announced that his government is developing a blockchain-based digital ID system. Bio explained that the project was already in the first phase where all identity records are being digitised.
NEC Corporation, a Japanese multinational information technology company signed a partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) on the exchange of expertise in biometrics technology.
Kenya is undertaking its decennial national population and housing census from 24th to 31st August 2019. Unlike past editions where the census was carried out through manual questionnaires, the 2019 census will make use of digital technologies such as the geographic positioning system (GPS).
The UK Government through the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has opened consultations on digital identity.