The Kazakh government approved the rules for conducting fingerprinting and genomic registration of the population.
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The dates for the introduction of the mandatory fingerprinting are still unknown. Earlier, it was reported that the Law would begin functioning from the beginning of 2021, but the Ministry of Internal Affairs proposed to postpone the date to January 1, 2023.
It is planned to install special fingerprint scanners in Citizen Service Centers, where they will collect fingerprints and link these data to identity documents. The databases will be available to authorities such as the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the National Security Committee.
Together with Dana Mukhamedzhanova, Ph.D. candidate specializing in International Law of the M. Narikbayev KAZGUU University, we try to figure out who will need to submit fingerprints and DNA and how the system will work.