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Conflict in Afghanistan - Germany

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The harrowing images coming out of Afghanistan have rocked the world this week. What has been lost in the shuffle of a botched exit strategy in the middle eastern country is what happens next as the Taliban takes back over?

One thing not being brought to the forefront of the conversation is the biometric data that has now been intercepted in the transition. A digital passport stored on centralized servers for millions of Afghans and American allies is now available to be used for potentially bad purposes.

Theresa Payton, the CEO of Fortalice Solutions and first woman CIO in the White House, tells WBT’s Bo Thompson about the risks of leaving Afghanistan and how a digital breadcrumb trail left behind may lead to disaster.