Biometric data collection appears to offer a variety of potential benefits: technological efficiency, transparency and accountability, even fraud mitigation. But the ICRC’s touchstone of ‘do no harm’ means it must weigh those opportunities against the full range of risks and always proceed with caution, and a new initiative will attempt to design and build a biometric system specifically for use in sensitive humanitarian settings.

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Published On: February 26th, 2021 / Categories: blog posts, News /