Continuous registration and verification
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8.1 Introduction

Continuous registration refers to the continuous updating and verifying of records that takes place as part of day-to-day registration and case management activities over time. Verifications are a time-bound registration activity in a defined area and/or for a specific population and consists of verifying and updating individual registration records and, as appropriate, collecting additional information. In general, continuous registration is preferable to verification exercises as a methodology for updating records, in line with the accuracy principle in UNHCR’s policy on Data Protection. There are however situations in which a verification exercise is required. This module considers continuous registration in 8.2 and verifications in 8.3.