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Bangladesh Digital ID Registration to Include Biometrics

– Biometric Update

Bangladesh government collecting biometric data to generate identification numbers

This article compares the vast collection of biometric data in Bangladesh with several other countries, finding that it is not new; 30 million Filipinos have already completed a similar process.

“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.”

Keoagile Magasa’s views on digital identity softwares are explored, including how statistical identity analysis can improve citizens' quality of life by helping the government understand their communities and needs better.

Keoagile Magasa opined that it is high time governments started using statistical analysis arising from digital identity records to 'ensure better and safe lives for their citizens'

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