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Over 5 billion to have digital ID globally by 2024: Juniper

telecom | 07/10/2019 5:08 pm EDT

Juniper Research is projecting over five billion people will have some form of digital ID by 2024, as the Canadian government seeks information on how it can meet its own goals for the emerging technology. The U.K.-based research firm said in a whitepaper this week that is multiples more than the expected 1.7 billion people who will have some form of digital identification document with them this year. Despite this, Juniper said national efforts on digital ID do not necessarily translate to a successful system, pointing to the Finnish example, where deployment did not equate to adoption. ...