Banks estimate the cost of collecting biometric data
Banks estimate the cost of collecting biometric data

Banks estimate the cost of collecting biometric data

Банки оценили расходы на сбор биометрических данных More than 4 million rubles – the minimum fee for connecting the bank to the Unified Biometric System. A financial institution will need about 130 thousand rubles to connect each new branch to the collection of biometric data. Representatives of the Central Bank and the FSB spoke at a private meeting on the opening of the Unified Biometric System. They talked about the requirements for equipment that collects biometric data: a server, a utility for signing the resulting biometrics, and an operating system. They also noted that the bank must have an antivirus, a threat-detecting system, and a firewall. We add about 1.2 million rubles to these figures, which will go towards setting up the equipment, attesting the Unified Biometric System and developing two models – a violation module and a module threats, and also for maintenance during the year. Next, an additional 800 thousand rubles will have to be paid each year to support the system. In accordance with the law, by the end of next year all banks will be required to collect biometric data. And this despite the fact that among the 476 banks existing in Russia, 39 do not cooperate with individuals at all. They only work with corporate clients. A senior manager of a small bank said that they only work with corporate clients. It is obvious to him and his employees that connecting to this system is throwing money away. But you still need to allocate and adapt a special room for the collection of biometrics, as well as hire a separate employee. Representatives of the NSFR (National Council of the Financial Market) are going to appeal to the State Duma and demand amendments to the law. They want to remove the obligation to collect biometrics from banks aimed at a mortgage or business. Moreover, in some areas, the quality of the Internet does not allow local bank branches to collect biometrics. Currently, only about 50 banks collect such data. Within a few months they collected information about 1.2 thousand people.

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