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Evaluation ordered of biometric screening of displaced Afghans

The Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has announced it is beginning an evaluation of the screening…

 

Afghanistan biometrics risks: Better consultation could maintain confidence

The possibility of biometric databases covering millions of Afghans falling into the hands of the Taliban has led to renewed…

 

Greater threats identified for Afghanistan’s highly detailed biometric databases

Further threats have been unearthed for government biometric databases in Afghanistan, which could allow the identification of millions of people,…

 

Urgent call to erase biometric, digital ID databases in Afghanistan

Biometric and digital identity projects created to foster inclusion and security in Afghanistan may now lead to the very opposite,…

 

Concerns over Taliban accessing aid agency biometric data

People in Afghanistan are fearful of the Taliban accessing personal information captured and stored by aid agencies including biometric data…

 

Biometric data privacy could be life or death in Afghanistan ruled by Taliban

The threat of being identified against one’s will by a violent authoritarian regime through biometrics is one of the nightmare…

 

PSA completes biometrics registration of 20M Filipinos, NSIA processes more than 5M applications

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has recently completed the Step 2 biometric registration of more than 20 million residents for…

 

Updated biometric ID cards going to 1.4M Afghan refugees living in Pakistan

The United Nations and government of Pakistan plan to distribute 1.4 million replacement biometric ID cards for Afghan refugees living…

 

Misuse of biometric system won accused U.S. war criminal a presidential pardon — report

In an interview last week, an investigative reporter claims that the Hollywood sheen of biometric data has been used to…

 

Afghanistan plans biometric registration at madrassas to improve security, curricula

The Afghan government plans to conduct biometric registration of students and staff of madrassas around the country, as part of…

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