NIDS to allow citizens to control their personal data

Jamaica Gleaner posted an article on January 29, 2021, about the Programme Director for the National Identification System (NIDS), assuring the public that personal data stored under the system will be secure. Below are some key highlights:

  • Once you appear in a private-sector or a government entity, the first step of this process is that you must give permission for your information to be disclosed or for your identity to be verified.
  • Programme Director for the National Identification System (NIDS), Warren Vernon, is assuring the public that personal data stored under the system will be secure
  • You will be notified and the information will be disclosed to the entity,” Mr Vernon said
  • He was addressing the fifth virtual town hall staged by the Joint Select Committee on the National Identification & Registration Act, 2020, held on Wednesday
  • Vernon noted that accredited organisations, such as financial institutions, will be able to connect to the system to verify the identity of a client
  • “Once they go to the [NIDS] authority’s website, and type in the National Identification Number (NIN) and the information that is on the face of the card, they will get a match or a mismatch,” he explained

 

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