Research about Sassa launched

2017-03-09 06:00

Political activist and researcher believes citizens should be extremely concerned about how the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is treating the personal information of its grant beneficiaries.

In launching his research on privacy in the country on Wednesday, Dr Dale McKinley raised red flags about Sassa’s database, which he said was one of the “largest biometric databases in the public sector”. Addressing a Right2Know (R2K) panel discussion in Cape Town, he challenged the idea that biometric systems increased security and combated fraud and corruption. He said this was the “most outrageous thing” happening in the country.

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