27 Feb '17, 5am

Singapore to overhaul its digital identity scheme

Singapore to overhaul its digital identity scheme

The Singapore Government wants to build a new digital identity for its citizens, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said. “We need a good digital identification service which is reliable, which everybody can rely on. I can sign, I can identify myself, I can access services securely; and I can transact services online”, he said at Camp Sequoia last week. Currently, citizens can access over hundreds of government services through Singpass, set up in 2003. “But [Singpass] really does not do all the things we need it to do and it does not extend to private sector services. It does not even extend to hospitals which are restructured, semi-privatised”, the Prime Minister continued. “The Estonians have this: there is no reason why we should not have it”, he said. Estonians can access over 1,000 government services through smart cards, including checking their health records. The ...

Full article: https://govinsider.asia/digital-gov/singapore-to-overhaul...

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