Let’s face it, did you actually read the policies before accepting cookies?
Research has shown that most internet users don’t read privacy policies or terms of service. This means they aren’t likely to be reading cookie policies. Cookies are small files that websites send your device to track your activities, such as what’s in your shopping basket on an eCommerce site or your login information. Before you agree to this cookie, why not read the details?
Today, we’ll be looking at:
- How African startups are solving their problems with identity verification
- NIMC’s commitment for effective identity management in Nigeria
- Tech Word of the Week: Identity Management
We will, as usual, share any opportunities or other interesting things with you. Let’s get started!
How African startups are solving their problems with identity verification
Digital economy is here to stay. It will continue to evolve. This means that fraud and data breaches are likely to increase. Cybercriminals will also find new ways to steal.
Verified Seamfix identity verification software makes it easier than any manual/alternate process to verify identity. It speeds up customer onboarding and ensures KYC compliance.
In a world where one Instagram comment can ruin all the hard work of an organization, Identity Verification is a lifesaver. Verified is not just a way to avoid fraud online, but it is also a requirement of the regulator to protect customer data and privacy.
Learn more about how Identity Verification solves some of the most difficult problems African startups face.
NIMC encourages collaboration for effective identity management in Nigeria
To ensure a strong identity in Nigeria, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), has asked for cooperation from all relevant stakeholders. Aliyu Aziz (Director-General of NIMC) stated that “NIMC cannot do this alone” during a capacity-building workshop organized by the commission.
Experts suggest that security efforts can be enhanced by a more secure system of identity management.
Seamfix partnered up with NIMC to create the Android NIN Registration Software (AES) to make NIN enrolment easier for all Nigerians.
July saw 67 million registrations of the National Identity Number (NIN), with 52,356 from the Diaspora. Meanwhile, Lagos, Kano, and Kaduna had the highest enrollment, while Cross River and Ebonyi, Bayelsa States, and Ebonyi, had the lowest.
Tech Word of the Week: Identity Management
The technical aspects of your digital identity’s lifetime, including creating accounts, assigning the correct groups and permissions, and setting and resetting passwords, are called identity management. Identity management’s goal is to automate as many tasks as possible, thereby reducing operational costs while improving security.
Seamfix is the ultimate in identity management. It creates platforms that allow businesses of all industries to capture digital identities and validate them against all national databases (we’re connected to).
The identity management company currently enables verification of unique identifiers like Bank Verification Numbers or National Identity Numbers (for Nigerians) in order to ensure that organizations only collect clean data for insight.
Seamfix has enabled over 230k people to have valid identities in the last year, making it possible for them to use the digital economy from anywhere. Start with Seamfix’s Verified!