22/05/2024 at 12:46 (GMT+7)
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Iris data to be collected during ID card issuance procedure

At the 2024 Digital Transformation Day in the Banking Sector held on May 8th in Hanoi, the Police Department of Social Order Administrative Management under the Ministry of Public Security coordinated with the EPAY Services Joint Stock Company to organize an exhibition of biometric authentication and iris data collection, aiming to popularize the significance and benefits of iris data integrated in ID card granting procedure to the people.

Pursuant to the Law on Identification adopted by the 15th National Assembly on its 6th session, the identification management agency will be permitted to collect biometric identifiers when citizens apply for identification cards, starting from July 1st, 2024.

PM Pham Minh Chinh visits exhibition booth of Police Department of Social Order Administrative Management.
PM Pham Minh Chinh visits exhibition booth of Police Department of Social Order Administrative Management.


The collected iris data will help verify the identification data of individuals, especially of persons with unclear fingerprints or without fingerprints due to their disabilities or deformities.

At the exhibition, representatives of the Police Department of Social Order Administrative Management revealed that iris data has high accuracy, and catch up with the current trend of global digital transformation when electronic transactions become popular.

Representative of National Population Database Center introduces visitors to biometric authentication and iris data collection.
Representative of National Population Database Center introduces visitors to biometric authentication and iris data collection.


Iris data can be used on smart mobile devices equipped with cameras to avoid facial spoofing as well as fake videos while electronic transactions require identification and authentication.
According to representatives of the National Population Database Center, iris data not only facilitates management agencies but also simplifies the people's electronic transactions and travels on public transport means.

Visitors experience identity authentication and transactions via iris technology.
Visitors experience identity authentication and transactions via iris technology.


However, the Law on Identification regulates that citizens are not compulsory to give DNA and voice biometric data.
In some cases when a person is involved in criminal proceedings or administrative offenses, the competent agency will have the right to collect the biometric identifiers of the person. These identifiers will then be saved in the identification database.

By Cong Tuan