Bangladesh digital ID registration to include biometrics

Bangladesh has announced the collection of citizens’ biometric data for the issuance of digital identification numbers, while over 30 million Filipinos have already completed the biometric capture stage for the Philippines Identification System (PhilSys) enrollment.

Bangladesh plans biometrics backing for digital ID

The Daily Star reports that the country’s bureau of statistics (BBS) plans to begin collecting demographic and biometric data of citizens in order to issue a 16-digit digital identification number to them.

In a recent National Population Register workshop, the planning minister and the state minister of planning discussed privacy issues around the project, and disclosed that a timeline shall be published regarding the completion of the process, The Daily Star notes.

World Bank statistics put the population of Bangladesh at over 164 million people.

Source Biometricsupdate.

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