Agreement To Utilize Iris Recognition Technology In Government Services

(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency)

Amman, June 4 (Petra) -- The Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship has signed a strategic partnership agreement with IrisGuard, an international supplier of end-to-end iris recognition biometric technology, aiming to utilize iris recognition technology in government and private sector services.
According to a statement by the ministry on Sunday, this partnership represents a significant leap forward in the services provided to citizens and residents, reinforcing the digital transformation journey, with Jordan recognized as one of the pioneering countries in implementing innovative iris recognition technologies in government services.
The services offered by IrisGuard under this partnership include the activation of digital identity cards (SANAD) at all Jordanian post offices and the Kingdom's embassies abroad. Additionally, the agreement encompasses providing services related to property, real estate, and vehicle ownership through iris recognition technology.
The agreement's implementation is expected to commence in phases in the coming weeks, with future expansions to include additional government sectors, such as the electronic gateway for travelers and healthcare services. Moreover, a package of services will be extended to the private sector and residents of the Kingdom.
During the signing ceremony, Minister of Digital Economy Ahmed Hanandeh highlighted the agreement being a crucial step in developing government services in Jordan, advancing the digital sector, and enhancing modern technology as a driver for economic development.
"It reflects the comprehensive vision of His Majesty King Abdullah for administrative and economic reforms, and represents a qualitative leap in leveraging advanced iris recognition technologies for the benefit of citizens and residents," he added.
In response, Imad Malhas, the CEO of IrisGuard, expressed eagerness to create a more advanced and efficient environment by relying on digital technology, and contribute to the realization of Jordan's leading vision in the digital economy.


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