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Pakistan Deploys Facial Recognition to Battle ID Fraud

The country is looking to clamp down on identity fraud among passport holders.

Pakistan is putting biometrics to work as the country battles identity and document fraud.

The National Database and Registration Authority, a Pakistan-based independent contractor, is using Viisage's face recognition technology to uncover identity fraud among passport holders and to prevent more occurrences. The database is expected to grow to 50 million records once enrollment is complete.

NADRA announced Monday that it has scanned 34 million images for duplicates in three months and is catching more than 100 fraudulent documents a day with Viisage's FaceTOOLS and FaceEXPLORER.

Viisage, based in Billerica, Mass., and NADRA also announced that they are working on opportunities to manage national ID programs in the Middle East, South America and Asia.

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