Deletion of Biometric Data: Rs 23 Million Paid To Singapore Experts

Rs 23 million has been paid for the deletion of the biometric database that was previously put together to construct the new National Identity Card.

RELEVANCE OF FINGERPRINTS IN ID CARD

As reported by L’Express.mu, Etienne Sinatambou said that the experts from Singapore were paid Rs 23 million to ensure the biometric data initially gleaned to build the new national identity card is deleted.

Etienne Sinatambou also said that Rs 1.143 billion has been paid to the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise until now. He explained that the card cannot thus be annulled since the project had cost more than Rs 1 billion. He did confirm that the biometric data including the digital fingerprints would soon be deleted. Furthermore, the NIC Act and Data Protection Act will be amended.

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