Residents Encouraged to Have Fingerprints Registered
Residents are encouraged by local police to have their fingerprints registered to help prevent their identification cards from being used illegally. Police stations are now dealing with applications from residents for second generation ID cards which include fingerprint scans.
The next step will expand the use of these fingerprint ID cards in areas like telecommunication, transportation, finance, medical care, education and social insurance. ID security cards drew attention when reports of illegal online trading were done using stolen ID cards. These stolen cards were used in opening credit card or bank card accounts or used in money laundering.
Due to technology limitations, residents can’t invalidate their ID cards when they report them missing or lost to the police, this means that even when reported their ID card can still be used illegally. These illegal uses of stolen cards usually land resident in trouble that are not of their doing, resident are asking related government departments to take necessary actions and make effective measures to prevent the illegal use of stolen cards.
The demand of the upgrades of ID cards is slowly gaining momentum along with the creation of an ID card information sharing platform which is expected to connect different departments using public security systems.