US Consulate wants access to biometric and facial ID data
The US Consulate has requested access to the Central Electoral Board (JCE) identity card system’s biometric and facial digital data.
As reported in Diario Libre, US special agent Duncan Tye of the consular section requested the information to assist in the detection of individuals with double or fake identities, through the use of facial recognition. The letter explains that the US government criminal investigations unit in the Dominican Republic is working in coordination with the National Police investigative unit for forged documents for travel purposes, which operates from the US Consulate.
Source: DR1, DiarioLibre
Sep 19, 2016
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