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Remember when the head of an identify theft protection company had billboard trucks driving around with his picture and Social Security number?  Good thing he didn’t live in Singapore, where the National Registration Identity Card (NRIC) not only has a number unique to every individual, but also their address, thumbprint, and iris image.

The government in Singapore is debating how to handle NRIC as it relates to employment use and data shared with the government. I will be heading there next week for the APAC chapter meeting of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).  I’m eager to see first hand how identity protection is managed our increasingly digital and global marketplace.

If you’d like to read more about this topic, check out this story in ZDNet.

Government wants businesses to limit their use of NRIC numbers, which is unique to each Singapore resident, and has proposed a new bill to ease data-sharing between government agencies.

Read the full article at: www.zdnet.com


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