As if face, fingerprints, and iris scan weren’t enough for Identification. Now the Vietnamese government wants its citizens DNA too.

  • RBG
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    293 months ago

    Uh, wow. Dystopian as fuck. What exactly do they think this is needed for? Also, they just collect some material or are they sequencing every single sample? How deep are they sequencing? This is going to be expensive. Maybe its to get people to not get passports anymore? I don’t know, makes no sense.

    • @[email protected]
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      03 months ago

      If you ignore the privacy issues having everyone use biometrics for everything would massively cut down on fraud.

      I’m not advocating for it at all. But you can’t deny it would ruin a lot of scams.

      • Radical Dog
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        93 months ago

        Not really, except for where they re-take your biometrics to confirm. More often, biometrics get turned into digital info which can’t be changed. If a scammer gets your DNA biometric, tough shit, you’re now unable to change it and deny the scammer access. It is a huge boon for some forms of fraud.

        • @[email protected]
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          3 months ago

          If they’re checking against DNA they’ll need to present your DNA for those checks.

          You wouldn’t be able to do anything with a signed DNA code right?

          You can’t change your DNA anyway haha but you could rotate the key it’s signed with I guess.

      • @[email protected]
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        23 months ago

        Nah, the scammers would use a bum from the street to register. Or buy stolen data, like people already do with ID scans.

      • @[email protected]
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        23 months ago

        The loss of their brutal regime via revolution is worth it.

        It’s obvious they are scared and want to keep the public in check and want to make sure that any online dissidents can be instantly identified for subjugation or execution

  • AutoTL;DRB
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    53 months ago

    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    Prime minister Pham Minh Chinh instructed the nation’s Ministry of Public Security to collect the data in the form of iris scans, voice samples and actual DNA, in accordance with amendments to Vietnam’s Law on Citizen Identification.

    The law allows recording of blood type among the DNA-related information that will be contained in a national database to be shared across agencies “to perform their functions and tasks.”

    There are approximately 70 million adults in Vietnam as of 2022, making the collection and safeguarding of such data no small feat.

    They will also no longer contain fingerprints – but there will be a QR code linked to a mass of identifying data.

    Chairman of the National Defense and Security Committee, Le Tan Toi, has expressed the belief that a person’s iris is suitable for identification as it does not change over time and would serve as a basis for authenticating an identity.

    Local media reported at the time of the amendments that changes were made to reflect trends in digital society management.


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  • @kalkulat
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    -53 months ago

    Singapore has too many rich Chinese already.