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Thailand Telecom Regulator Developing Mobile Biometric Security App

Thailand Telecom Regulator Developing Mobile Biometric Security App

Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission is working on a new mobile application that will enable users of mobile banking services to add biometric security to their login credentials, reports the Bangkok Post. The announcement appears to be a response to a scandal in which a 28-year-old man was defrauded of almost a million baht,…

Malaysia to Thailand: Biometric Data Sharing Key to Dual Citizenship Efforts

Malaysia to Thailand: Biometric Data Sharing Key to Dual Citizenship Efforts

Officials in Malaysia and Thailand are working on a plan to allow dual citizenship, but biometric data is a key issue to be resolved, reports Malay Mail Online. Malaysia’s leadership wants Thailand to share citizens’ biometric data. In calling for the data, Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, framed it in national…

Thai Police Exploring Biometric Border Screening in Wake of Terrorist Attack

Thai Police Exploring Biometric Border Screening in Wake of Terrorist Attack

Thailand’s main police force is planning to install facial biometrics scanners at the country’s borders. Their aim is to screen visitors and immigrants against criminal databases. According to the Bangkok Post, the Royal Thai Police see it as a security measure against terrorism and other serious crimes, as well as a means of improving efficiency…

US Facial Recognition Could Aid in Thai Bombing Investigation

US Facial Recognition Could Aid in Thai Bombing Investigation

In the wake of a deadly bombing, Thailand authorities could use facial recognition technology to find suspects. While few details are currently available, there have been indications that the US may provide such technology. Earlier this week, an explosion at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok killed 20 people and injured 120 more. Authorities have detected…

UN’s Biometric Refugee ID Rollout Starts in Thailand

UN’s Biometric Refugee ID Rollout Starts in Thailand

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has completed its rollout of a biometric identification system for refugees in Thailand. The system has now provided identification for almost 110,000 refugees, including many from Myanmar. The project was undertaken with the cooperation of the Royal Thai Government as well as NGOs supporting the UNHCR, and…