Accenture’s identity prototype can be deployed with a biometrics system that can manage fingerprints, iris scans and other data. It is currently at the heart of the Biometric Identity Management System used by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, which has enrolled more than 1.3 million refugees in 29 countries. Photo: AFP

Blockchain-powered system to help 1.1 billion people establish their legal identity

Accenture joins forces with Microsoft to create a prototype identity system to aid the vast number of the world’s undocumented population

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Accenture’s identity prototype can be deployed with a biometrics system that can manage fingerprints, iris scans and other data. It is currently at the heart of the Biometric Identity Management System used by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, which has enrolled more than 1.3 million refugees in 29 countries. Photo: AFP
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