Incident 196: Compromise of National Biometric ID Card System Leads to Reverification and Change of Status

Description: When the leader of the Afghan Taliban was found possessing a valid ID card in the Pakistani national biometric identification database system, Pakistan launch a national re-verification campaign that is linked to numerous changes in recognition status and loss of services.
Alleged: Pakistan National Database and Registration Authority developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Pakistani citizens.

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Perkins, Kate. (2013-09-01) Incident Number 196. in McGregor, S. (ed.) Artificial Intelligence Incident Database. Responsible AI Collaborative.

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