Bangladesh

ZKTeco Celebrates Cricket Tourney Final

ZKTeco Celebrates Cricket Tourney Final

“ZKTeco’s participation as a sponsor offers another indication of the biometric security specialist’s regionally-focused approach to fostering business partnerships.” ZKTeco‘s ongoing promotional tour took a different tack recently, with the company sponsoring a cricket tournament held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The “ECS Cricket Tournament 2018” was organized by Elephant Road Computer Samity (abbreviated “ECS”), a domestic…

UN’s Biometric Registration Yields Valuable Data Amid Rohingya Refugee Crisis

UN’s Biometric Registration Yields Valuable Data Amid Rohingya Refugee Crisis

The United Nations’ refugee agency has just completed the first phase of a family counting initiative at a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, with a major assist from biometric technology. The majority of the Rohingya Muslims have fled from neighboring Myanmar, where they have faced what many are calling a genocide that has intensified over…

UN Members Show Growing Appreciation for Biometric Refugee Registration

UN Members Show Growing Appreciation for Biometric Refugee Registration

The growing importance of biometric technology to the UN’s refugee agency was increasingly prominent at last week’s 68th Executive Committee Meeting of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Commenting on Botswana’s work to implement the UNHCR’s Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, that country’s delegate noted that the Botswana government has issued almost a thousand biometric…

UNHCR Reiterates Support for Biometric Registration of Refugees After Bangladesh Visit

UNHCR Reiterates Support for Biometric Registration of Refugees After Bangladesh Visit

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) continues to promote biometric solutions for the management of refugee populations with UNHCR head Filippo Grandi’s recent visit to a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Bangladeshi authorities are working to help Rohingya Muslims who have fled nearby Myanmar, where they have faced persecution. Reporting on his meeting with…

Bangladesh Election Commission Begins Issuance of Biometric IDs

Bangladesh Election Commission Begins Issuance of Biometric IDs

“The ID cards are currently being distributed in certain wards on a trial basis, with officials expecting to have them rolled out across Bangladesh by December of this year.” Bangladesh’s Election Commission is now issuing biometric ID cards to citizens, reports online news site businessnews24bd.com. The ID cards are being issued to citizens at various…

Police in Bangladesh Disrupt Biometric SIM Card Scheme

Police in Bangladesh Disrupt Biometric SIM Card Scheme

Police have disrupted what appears to have been a biometric identity fraud scheme in Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Police were alerted to the operation through a tip, and proceeded with a nighttime raid of a rented apartment in the city, where they found VoIP equipment, fake documents, a biometric scanner, and thousands of biometric SIM cards. Three individuals…

Bangladesh’s Unregistered Mobile Users Face May 1st Disconnection

Bangladesh’s Unregistered Mobile Users Face May 1st Disconnection

Following through on her insistence that the Bangladeshi government “will be tough on the issue,” State Minister for Telecom Tarana Halim has announced that mobile users in the country who haven’t registered their SIM cards will face disconnection on May 1st. It will only last a few hours, as it’s meant to serve as a…

Bangladesh High Court Clears Path for Biometric SIM Registration Project

Bangladesh High Court Clears Path for Biometric SIM Registration Project

Bangladesh’s High Court has cleared the way for the country’s biometric SIM card registration project to go ahead as planned. Authorities worked with MNOs to start registering users’ biometrics last autumn, with the measure being considered a crime-fighting effort, since it would help to stop criminals from using mobile devices under assumed names; in this…

Bangladesh Minister Takes Hard Line on Biometric SIM Registration

Bangladesh Minister Takes Hard Line on Biometric SIM Registration

The government minister overseeing Bangladesh’s major project to get mobile network operators to register the biometrics of all users is taking a firm tone as she seeks to ensure it unfolds as planned. Speaking to reporters, State Minister for Telecom Tarana Halim demanded greater cooperation from MNOs. Minister Halim said she has received about 300 reports…

Bangladesh Begins Biometric Registration of Mobile Users

Bangladesh Begins Biometric Registration of Mobile Users

Bangladeshi mobile network operators have started registering the biometric data of users. It’s part of a bid to stop criminal activity, with the country’s government having launched the idea after hearing allegations that criminals were registering mobile SIM cards under assumed names, or else simply not registering them. The move is being spearheaded by six…