OREANDA-NEWS Sberbank has completed the pilot stage of the project on biometric identification of customers and begins collecting their biometric data for the Unified biometric system (ESI) of the Unified identification and authentication system (USIA). About it reports a press-service of credit institution.

"Sberbank supported the initiative of the Central Bank of Russia on remote identification of customers and launches the collection of biometric data for Rostelecom Key - a Single biometric system of a Single identification and authentication system, "Sberbank said in a statement.

After the delivery of biometric data, any resident of the country will be able to use the services of banks and public institutions without personal presence. To do this, you must register in the ESIA and submit to the authorized Bank biometric data: voice sample and a special photo.

"The introduction of advanced technologies will make the interaction of citizens with government agencies and banks more comfortable, fast and reliable, "said Elena Serova, Director of the customer Care division of Sberbank.

In the summer of this year Russian banks have launched a service for the collection of biometrics customers that allow the utility to remotely render the services. By 2021, according to calculations of the Central Bank, banks will be able to provide on the basis of remote biometric identification not only financial but also public services. According to the law, by January 1, 2019, banks should introduce biometrics in 20% of their branches, by the middle of the year this share should grow to 60%, and by the end of the year - to 100%.

The development of a platform for remote biometric identification was conducted by the Central Bank and members of the Association "FINTECH". The technological implementation of the project was taken over by Rostelecom, which was to ensure its integration with a Single identification and authentication system. ESIA already contains the personal data of the majority of Russians, one way or another using public services. Now banks will have access to it, but they will not be able to provide public services due to non-compliance with the requirements of information protection of the FSB and the Federal service for technical and export control (FSTEC).