identity theft

003 'No Ordinary Business' with mMobility - PART 1

003 'No Ordinary Business' with mMobility - PART 1

Over 1 billion people in the developing world lack any form of officially recognised identification, either paper or electronic-based. This identity gap is a serious obstacle to participation in political, economic, and social life. Without a secure way to assert and verify one’s identity, a person may be unable to open a bank account, vote in an election, access education or healthcare, receive a pension payment or file official petitions in court. Furthermore, inadequate identification systems mean that states will have difficulty collecting taxes, targeting social programs, and ensuring security. Today’s guest on No Ordinary Business, Bonaventure Wong, is here talking to us about the identification challenge and about how mMobility, a non-profit organisation is tackling this issue.