As a global organisation with a mission to defend and extend human rights in the digital age, we try to promote strong, rights-respecting and user-centred data protection policies and frameworks to ensure that new technologies do not impede or violate the fundamental rights of individuals and communities, especially the most vulnerable people, and expose them to new risks. We sincerely welcome the opportunity to openly discuss with you the data protection and data protection issues related to unHCR`s registration of Syrian refugees in Jordan, which includes, in many cases, the collection of biometric data and the use of that data for biometric authentication purposes in support programmes, including UNHCR`s multi-stakeholder framework, the Joint Cash Facility (CCF). and WFP`s Iris Scan payment system for food aid. In order to mitigate these effects in a human rights-respecting manner and to improve the understanding and clarity of the collection and use of refugee biometric data by UNHCR and WFP, we would be delighted if you could provide us with information on the following issues: Re: The collection and use of biometric data on refugees by UNHCR and WFP at the Jordanian Office of the Director, MENA Bureau in Amman P.O.Box 940033, 11194 Amman, After our meeting on 14 April 2021, we write to you about the iris scanning technology used by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) in Jordan and provided by the private company IrisGuard. Marwa Fatafta | MENA Policy Manager | [Email protected] We would be very happy for a public reaction by May 19, 2021. .