By Sami Zaptia.
London, 19 November 2020:
Fathi Bashagha, the Interior Minister of Libya’s internationally recognized Libyan government based in Tripoli, signed an MoU yesterday with French security company Idemia for a biometric ID system.
Posting on his personal Twitter account, Bashagha said his Ministry ‘‘puts upgrading its security systems as a priority. For that, we signed an MoU with Idemia Group to develop a safe biometric identification system using facial recognition, fingerprints and iris scan for security and civil use. This will enable us to secure elections and rigging’’.
The Ministry of Interior said Bashagha met a number of security institutions specialized in biometric identification and city monitoring systems. It said Bashagha discussed in Paris with a number of officials of security institutions specialized in biometric identification for security and civil purposes, opportunities for establishing partnerships between the Tripoli-based Ministry of Interior and these institutions to assist in the development of biometric systems to verify identity in a safe and smart way, by recognizing the face, fingerprints, and fingers without contact, as well as providing electronic panels for automated vehicles, equipped with the latest technologies, according to the highest international specifications.
The meeting also discussed the launch of sensitive and advanced video surveillance systems for cities, providing smart processing, ensuring faster interventions, better targeting, rapid detection of threats, and a stronger link with the population.