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Fingerprint scanning may be required in buying smart phones by year’s end

To ensure better security in the use of the so-called PromptPay electronic money transfer system through smart phones, the Bank of Thailand and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission have agreed to introduce fingerprint scanning for smart phone buyers probably by year’s end.

Pre-paid and post-paid phone users who want to apply for “Prompt Pay service” will be required to have their fingerprints scanned the next time they buy a smart phone at yearend.

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