The Ministry proposed the use of the "One biometric system" to protect sensitive objects

The Ministry proposed the use of the "One biometric system" to protect sensitive objects

It has become known that the Ministry of Information has prepared a draft federal law on the State information system, "One biometric system", which, among other things, proposes the use of a biometric system to identify people entering a secure facility, which is being written by the Commersant with reference to the text of the relevant draft law.

The Department proposes to use EBS to identify people entering industrial defence, nuclear, nuclear, weapons, chemical, transport infrastructure, critical information infrastructure and other facilities.

Since the launch of the EBS in 2019 until the beginning of 2022, only 236,400 data samples have been added to the EBS, and commercial banks have been able to collect between 40 million and 50 million unique images into their own biometric systems. They have to transmit them to the EBS, but only 10% of the data collected by the banks meet the established criteria.

It is noted that various departments and authorities are involved in the drafting of the draft law and that the procedures for the harmonization and adoption of the initiative are scheduled to begin this autumn, and the Ministry has stressed that the organization of access to secure facilities through EBS will be voluntary; if an organization is not prepared to use biometrics, it will be able to continue using maps and passes.