Biometrics market forecast: Middle East

UAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkey And Israel Spurring The Demand For Biometrics Systems In Middle-East Biometrics Market (EFY Times)

Increasing investments, surging government security spending, rising number of tourists, government projects, upcoming UAE’s World Expo 2020 and increasing IT spending are fueling the demand for biometrics systems in Middle-East market. In global biometrics market, share of Middle-East region is expected to surge due to countries such as UAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Israel.

Sri Lanka Adopts Biometrics for Better ID Management of Expatriate Domestics in the Middle East

Hi-tech measures to stop job swindles in the Middle East (The Sunday Times – Sri Lanka)

Sri Lankans seeking jobs in the Middle East will now face electronic fingerprinting and biometric scanning prior to departure to crack down on rampant fraud and other irregularities in the recruitment trade, a senior official said yesterday. Scanning devices would be installed at the departure and arrival areas of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) and at all Sri Lankan diplomatic missions in the Middle Eastern countries where there were large numbers of Sri Lankan workers, Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau (SLFEB) Chairman Amal Senadhilankara said.

Click through to the whole story for a great example of the convoluted way people try to game well-intentioned systems.