Uganda’s Military Demands Citizen’s DNA For Digital Identity Rollout

“Aside from DNA profiles, the updated ID cards will include biometric data, fingerprints, and eye scan information from Ugandan citizens. They say this will speed up the identification verification process at government offices and administrative centers and assist law enforcement (the police) with investigations. DNA biometrics will be added to Uganda‚Äôs next version of digital identity to improve service delivery. The documents already display the face and store fingerprint biometrics.”

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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