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WITH the rapid shift towards digitalisation, especially during the recent pandemic, Malaysia is set to embark towards a digital future powered by the technology of the times.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Telecoms operator VEON on Tuesday launched a digital ID authentication system that Chief Executive Kaan Terzioglu said could rival those used by U.S. technology giants in simplifying mobile logins without sacrificing privacy.
PETALING JAYA: The government will introduce a digital identity (digital ID) for use in online services and transactions, says Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.
PETALING JAYA: In line with the current need for digital and online services and transactions, the government will introduce the Digital Identity (Digital ID) initiative, says Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.
Aid agencies say biometrics are accurate and efficient, but privacy groups say data not adequately protected can be misused; human rights impacts not fully understood.
Just over a quarter of Nigerians have enrolled for a national ID, which must be linked to mobiles by Oct 31, 2021. Critics say lack of data protection exposes personal information.
Millions of Ugandans struggle to access vital public services and entitlements as they lack digital identity cards, six years after they were introduced, human rights groups said.
The European Union unveiled plans on June 3 for a digital ID wallet that residents could use to access services across the 27-nation bloc, part of a post-pandemic recovery strategy that involves accelerating the shift to an online world.
Datasonic Group Bhd is in talks with the government on securing the renewal or replacement contract of the MyKad.