Mr Niall McCann
UNDP Technical Secretariat of the Legal Identity Experts Group
Niall is the UNDP representative on the technical secretariat of the UN Legal. Identity Experts Group, and UNDP’s focal point on all matters related to legal identity, digital identity, biometrics, national population registers and civil registration.
TITLE OF PRESENTATION
UNDP Plan – Legal identity for all by 2030. Situating digital and biometric ID systems within the state’s legal identity ecosystem
A ‘Digital ID system’ is often touted as one with the enormous potential to unleash the power of digital and biometric technologies to open up service access for hundreds of millions of people with no functional ID. But these systems MUST be developed completely intertwined with the state’s core civil register (including birth and death registration) in order to avoid obsoleteness and to combat identity theft and fraud.