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Saturday , February 27 2021

Face-scan to replace ‘biometrics’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: While the decision to stop recording attendance through the fingerprint system is still in effect in the government agencies until further notice since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the discussion on the alternatives presented in this context is in its final stages, reports Al-Rai daily.

According to reliable sources, several government agencies have begun preparing to work with a face-scan to record entry and exit of employees from the beginning of next year instead of the fingerprint system, which was suspended in line with the precautionary measures aimed to confront COVID-19 pandemic.

They said, “This system will be applied in both civil and military. Preparations have been taken in this regard, including identifying the sites for the process of scanning the face of each employee, and installing the necessary devices in coordination with the concerned contractors”.

As discussions in this regard continue in various agencies, the sources affirmed that, “Controlling the working hours and times of entry and exit needs to be dealt with accurately and seriously in order to maintain the required productivity and prevent any manipulation.” Reportedly, the recent ruling of the Court of Appeals concerning the cancellation of the fingerprint attendance system is unconstitutional. Therefore, the employee is obligated to enter and exit at the specified timings, which is proven by the fingerprint attendance system in government agencies.

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