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Peru to introduce biometric ID for prepaid phone activation

Wednesday 10 June 2015 | 14:51 CET | News
Peruvian telecoms services regulator Osiptel has announced that operators will be required to verify the identity of new users of prepaid lines via biometric identification systems. Under the new rules, prepaid lines will only be activated once the user's fingerprint matches that on record at the country's national ID register, Reniec. All authorised distributors are required to progressively implement fingerprint ID systems until they become mandatory in all points of sale from 01 January 2017.

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Companies: Osiptel
Countries: Peru
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