Security

Government Case Study: Shanghai Social Security Card

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Executive Summary

Over 800 million people access banking, medical care or welfare benefits run by the Chinese government. It is imperative to correctly identify each citizen requesting access to these benefits. Until now, the government issued separate IDentification (ID) cards for bank accounts, medical care and welfare benefits. After evaluating many solutions, the Chinese government decided to implement DigitalPersona's fingerprint authentication technology on a single social security card to initially be used by the citizens of Shanghai. Fingerprint authentication has provided the Chinese government and citizens with a convenient solution that eliminates fraud and improves government efficiency.

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