Biometric Technology and Iris Scanning in Jordan
Biometric technologies generally refer to the use of technology to identify a person based on some aspect of their biology. Fingerprint recognition is one of the first and original biometric technologies that have been grouped loosely under digital forensics. In 2013, Iris scanning has been introduced by the British-Jordanian Iris Biometrics company IrisGuard in refugee camp management. UNHCR Jordan was the first operation to introduce iris-scanning biometrics to assist in refugee registration. Today, 98% of registered Syrians are processed using biometric technology. This innovative technology has gained a lot of popularity among service providers; on one hand, World Food Program WFP believes that it secures transparency, saves time and money and on the other hand, many critics believe that it could put vulnerable people's lives in danger.
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