Lagos - Nigerian IT experts have raised worries over MasterCard's role in the National Identity Card (ID) project.
The experts are worried that Nigeria will be exposing sensitive information to the United States (US) and are asking the federal government to fix legal boundaries for the American-based MasterCard Incorporated.
This security worries come at a time former NSA (National Security Agency) whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the US has been spying on Nigeria’s State Security Service (SSS).
According to BusinessDay, experts insist that the partnership between the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and MasterCard for the issuance of identity cards should be reviewed and possibly discontinued.
Software practitioners from Nigeria in a recent online report said that the country’s partnership with Mastercard did not follow international guidelines and standards.
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