October 31, 2012 -
Buckley noted: “Biometrics can and must play a significant role in the solution to our own financial challenges in the U.S. and the European Community. Going forward, biometrics can help save billions in public funds over time by preventing waste, fraud, and abuse within a variety of public sector systems including most especially healthcare.”
Buckley also noted that biometrics can assist during times of disaster. He said: “We all remember the tragic events last year stemming from the Japan earthquake and Tsunami. What some may not know is that Japan’s banking sector was an early adopter of biometric ATMs— an effort which they have continued so that in the event of another disaster, customers will not need their ATM or identification cards to access their accounts.”
Buckley also called upon the international community to leverage biometric technology to assist foreign aid efforts: “For far too long international assistance has not been fully distributed to those most in need. As the leading nations of the world expend resources and influence to support fragile democracies and help those in need, so too should they make the effort to jointly educate emerging nations on the benefits of biometric solutions. These efforts are unfolding in emerging countries across the globe and on an unprecedented scale in India. We should work together to engage the UN and the international community to make a biometric global aid distribution program a priority in 2013.”
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