UAE launches facial ID to get government services

SourceSaudi Gazette

DUBAI — The government in the United Arab Emirates announced that it will employ biometric face recognition (Facial ID) to register customers in the "UAE Pass" application, as part of its plan to launch the first safe digital national ID for citizens and residents. The UAE Pass app is the first national digital identity and signature solution that enables users to identify themselves to government service providers in all emirates through a smartphone-based authentication. It also enables users to sign documents digitally with a high level of security. The app serves the UAE’s government goals in realizing digital transformation and eliminating paper transactions. Facial ID is a smart technology that the government aims to employ in various sectors, to benefit from its advantages and enhance public and private sector services. The UAE government, which leads the world’s governments in adopting biometric facial recognition technology, aims to facilitate the lives of community members and offer them an easy, fast, and efficient customer experience, by enabling them to access digital government services. Currently, the number of people more...