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The Guardian | 10.07.16

Bangladesh Introduces ‘Smart’ National Identity Cards

Zara Rahman

D&S fellow Zara Rahman reports that the Bangladeshi government developed “smart” national ID cards.

But with this much personal information being collected on every single citizen, especially personal data that cannot be changed if it is ever leaked or compromised (ie. the fingerprints of an individual), there are major concerns regarding the security of this data. A breach or leak could put individuals privacy rights seriously at risk.

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