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The UAE claims to hold the worlds largest biometric database

another random user (2645241) writes | about a year and a half ago

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another random user (2645241) writes "The United Arab Emirates holds the largest biometric database in the world, the Emirates Identity Authority has announced.

The population register of Emirates ID has over 103 million digital fingerprints and over 15 million digital facial recognition records, which includes multiple records of each UAE resident, and digital signatures as of October 11, senior officials said.

Dr. Ali Al Khoury, Director General of Emirates ID, said the authority has submitted an official application to the World Record Academy to recognise this record.

Asked about the confirmation of the authority’s claims about the world record, an official spokesman of the authority told Gulf News on Sunday: “We have made worldwide surveys and enquiries with the similar official authorities and agencies of the world governments holding such databases and confirmed that our database is the largest. “The World Record Academy also confirmed to us that no other government or authority has made a similar claim for such a record,” he said."

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