Six developing countries – Sri Lanka, Morocco, the Philippines, Guinea, Ethiopia and the Togolese Republic – are using an Aadhaar-like, open-source system to provide digital identities to their citizens. The platform was built by the International Institute of Information Technology, Bengaluru (IIIT-B), a non-profit headed by Infosys cofounder Kris Gopalakrishnan.
South Mediterranean countries should be aware of the “necessity” associated with the protection of personal data. These policies are not used adequately when cases such as identity theft, loss or theft of personal data are filed every day.
The General Directorate of National Security (DGSN), Kingdom of Morocco, has won the "African Excellence E-Government Award", in recognition of the advanced level of services provided by the new generation of the national electronic identity document.