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Jamaica: Chuck Calls On Jamaicans To Support NIDS

Minister of Justice, Delroy Chuck, has called on Jamaicans to support the National Identification System (NIDS), as it will prevent identity theft from affecting hard-working Jamaicans whose information fall into the hands of criminals through cyberspace.

While responding to issues outlined during the third Joint Select Committee on National Identification & Registration Act, 2020, Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, Minister Chuck reiterated the importance for Jamaicans to support the new identification system.

“One of the great benefits of the NIDS identification when it’s actually implemented is that it will avoid identity theft. We have so many Jamaicans now who have suffered from identity theft, and their bank accounts have been depleted, because criminals are able to use, by whatever means, identification that has been stolen,” the Minister said.

“So, with the NIDS identity, probably the best benefit, if I might put it that way, is that the individual will have a unique identity and no one can steal it, and to that extent, it is a benefit that all Jamaicans should appreciate,” said Chuck, who is also Chairman of the Joint Select Committee.

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