09 September, 2012

Saudi Arabia: Women to be fingerprinted

Women to be fingerprinted

Saudi women employees of a hospital in Riyadh are seen at work in this file photo.

Sunday 9 September 2012

JEDDAH: The National Information Center will collect fingerprint data of all women in Saudi Arabia, its director general Prince Bandar bin Abdullah Al-Mshari, announced yesterday.
He said the fingerprint data would enable courts and government departments to verify the identity of women easily.
“Once we obtain the fingerprints of women, verification of their identities will be easier for all bodies (government departments, courts and notaries) who would be equipped with scanners that can read them,” the prince told Al-Hayat daily. He said the center would cooperate with any government department that needs to benefit from the system. 

He said the center is planning to carry out several projects including a face verification system, a central archiving system, a comprehensive cases system and a project for the integration of data between the center and government departments. 

Other projects include expanding the use of e-gates at airports, developing the fingerprint backup system, the implementation of the ERP Resource Management system at the Ministry of Interior and implementation of electronic passports. http://samotalis.blogspot.com/

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