Turkey halts biometric healthcare registration

Planet Biometrics reports:

Turkey’s Council of State has ruled that biometric registration of patients must stop as it is unconstitutional. The body made the decision in response to lawsuits raised against scanning patient’s palms by the Turkish Physicians Association and other groups.

The Turkish Social Security Institution introduced biometric identification for patients in 2012 to combat abuse and inefficiencies in the existing healthcare payments system. The authentication solution uses Fujitsu PalmSecure palm vein authentication.

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