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Taliban’s Takeover of Kabul: Biometric Fallout Concerns

02
Sep
2021
Taliban’s Takeover of Kabul: Biometric Fallout Concerns

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Privacy and data protection may sometimes seem like abstract concepts. But unfortunately, if personal information gets compromised or falls into the wrong hands, the consequences can be catastrophic.

Witness the withdrawal from Afghanistan of the U.S. and its allies. As the last U.S. military flight lifted off Tuesday evening from Kabul airport, what was left behind in the country reportedly included not just biometric-reading devices, but a vast collection of biometric data that could be used to identify individuals who assisted the occupying U.S. forces.

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