State banks will force to transfer biometrics of clients to the EBS

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Large Russian state-owned banks have received a directive on importing their accumulated biometric information about Russians into the state Unified Biometric System (UBS). About this, referring to its own sources, writes Kommersant.

Among the banks that received the directive, the publication names VTB, Promsvyazbank, Rosselkhozbank and the Crimean RNKB. In addition, a separate order, according to the publication, is being prepared for Sberbank. Private credit organizations will also be involved in the work in the EBS over time.

Experts interviewed by the publication say that they do not yet understand how the data transfer will be organized. They believe that the import of biometrics from banks’ own databases does not meet the strict requirements of the system. A newspaper source in a large bank called the directive “almost impossible.”

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