Biometric Data Collection At The SIM Card Registration Is Useless; We’re Not Part Of It – NIA (+Full Statement)
The National Identification Authority has said data collection at the SIM re-registration is useless and it is not part of it.
The National Identification Authority (NIA) has complained about the ongoing SIM Card re-registration, which seeks to link subscribers’ data to the identification card.
NIA says, that it unable to confirm the biometric data to be collected by the National Communications Authority (NCA).
“NIA is unable to confirm that the biometric data to be collected by the NCA for the purpose described above will meet the standard to enable successful verification against the National Identification System (NIS) database”.
It also states that the use of android App that is not developed or certified by NIA to rend the Ghana Card.
“The use of an App that is not developed or certified by NIA to rend the Ghana Card using a two-step data collection and verification process is outside NIA’s control. NIA is therefore, unable to guarantee the results of such a process”.
“As NIA is not part of the biometric data collection stage of the SIM card registration process, it is also unable to confirm that it is in a position to verify the non-live biometric information to be collected by the telecommunication companies or NCA for and on behalf of the telecommunications companies.” – part of the statement by NIA.
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