Samuel Samson | Senior Manager
PNG Office of Civil Registration&National Identity | Papua New Guinea

Samuel Samson, Senior Manager, PNG Office of Civil Registration&National Identity

Samuel Samson has served the PNG Civil & Identity Registry for 3 years. He worked with PNG Manpower as a manager for 3 years and Consultant and Advisor for SME’sm and now oversees Printing Section and is actively involved with PNG Civil & Identity Registry Systems infrastructures. Samuel is actively involved in PNG Civil & Identity Registry IT projects and SME’s. 
He has a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Cavite State University Philippines and is currently doing his second Masters in Business Administration.

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Identity Week London 2020 - Day 2 @ 11:05

PNG national identity and lessons learned

Governments globally are increasingly proposing or implementing national digital identity programmes. Many such programmes entail a push to collect, store, and use the biometrics of individuals as the primary means of establishing and authenticating their identity. In some cases, these programmes either contemplate or create a centralised database of this highly sensitive, yet unchangeable, information. This is incredibly risky. However, critics have responded by noting that national digital identity schemes may not in fact ensure more effective distribution of benefits, better service delivery, or improved governance, and at the same time, they raise serious concerns, including concerns about how such programmes are designed or governed; the potential for social exclusion; privacy and data protection; and cybersecurity.Biometric linked-national ID programmes can bring benefits such as more accurate and efficient delivery of Government services.As this presentation will explain, proponents of biometrics linked-national ID programmes argue that they bring benefits such as more accurate and efficient delivery of government services, anti-poverty regimes, and welfare schemes; that they can reduce corruption or increase inclusion; or can help serve national security interests.
last published: 05/Mar/20 10:45 GMT
last published: 05/Mar/20 10:45 GMT
last published: 05/Mar/20 10:45 GMT

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