Digital Identity and Data Privacy in Africa : Research Notes and Links

https://wiser.wits.ac.za/ResearchingDigID

Tools for researching Digital Identity on the African Continent

Use a documentary database management tool – Zotero https://www.zotero.org (keeping track of the changing web, sharing)

* Good summary overview : Gelb and Metz Identification Revolution

* Biometric Update : https://www.biometricupdate.com/digital-id-biometrics-developing-nations

** Linked to ID4AFRICA http://www.id4africa.com/

> Google News Alerts

* World Bank ID4D – : https://id4d.worldbank.org/

Country Briefs are invaluable (although also constrained)

Other World Bank reports, especially on digitisation and infrastructure, also invaluable and extensive

* CGAP – mobile payment infrastructures https://www.cgap.org

* GSMA (Global System for Mobile Comms) https://www.gsma.com/identity/identity-programme

* Consulting Firms

Mckinsey https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/middle-east-and-africa

* Government reports, Commissions, Court Cases

** Budgets, Revenue Authority Annual Reports :

Eg : http://icta.go.ke/presentations/

** White Papers http://www.dha.gov.za/

 

* NGO reports

Finmark Trust (SADC) http://finmark.org.za/_research-themes/innovation/

Financial Sector Deepening : https://www.fsdkenya.org

* Host of commissioned research projects : Caribou Digital, Microsave

 

Mostly these are advocates – Finding Critics

https://scholar.google.com (Most academics …)

University Dspace Repositories (especially European and American)

Privacy International – Tom Fisher https://privacyinternational.org/people/908/dr-tom-fisher

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