Jamaica: The Technical department of Jamaica on Wednesday conducted a virtual Townhall meeting addressing the benefits of The National Identification & registration Bill, 2020 (NIDS).
The Joint Select Committee discussed comprehensive details of the bill terming it the most secure bill introduced by the government so far!
Hoping for Response
Several ministers have been there to answer the questions related to NIDS. All views of the respected online members were taken into consideration. Even people were asking questions virtually about NIDS. The honorable Minister declared, “hoping for a response, ” as he wants to clear all the information and doubts spontaneously. He wants to restrict the misinformation and misleading.
What is NIDS Bill?
According to the Expertise, In summary, NIDS is a complex system that is the foundation to improving the growth of Jamaica to ignore crime rates and secure data of people, tools to identify someone’s identity, signs documentary. It is basically to simplify the process of security.
What is the purpose of, NIDS Bill?
The bill’s objective is to generate a database of individual, stored information besides concerning national identification. The bill also provides enrollment of a unique identification number for the prevention of frauds related to nations’ identity within the authority of Jamaica.
Is NIDS build by residents?
This Townhall meeting included people from the UK, Bangladesh, Canada, and other countries. A citizen from Bangladesh asked the ministry that Is NIDS build by residents? Then, one of the experts answered NIDS is a complex system requiring some international experts’ level of help to ensure local people participate. The technical expertise required local experts’ participation.
The database is well protected!
The legislature of those experts stated, Data is protected by the legislature as reports of the security have been reported passport 2000 cases of fraud, 400 in identity fraud, forged birth certificates. The identities have been violated in institutions and been broken in private as well as governmental sector.” When you talk about security, then we talk about how secure our solution is ?” “NIDS is the most secure system ever be implemented by the government of Jamaica,” He added.
It will include fingerprints, which will not be uploaded online means nobody can detect them: face recognization, birth certificates, which will be difficult to access by someone.