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Malaysia plans release for final report on National ID by June 30

Malaysia plans release for final report on National ID by June 30

Last summer, Malaysia’s Ministry of Communications and Multimedia announced it was introducing a national biometric digital identification platform (National Digital ID) to authenticate user identity to reduce fraud and identity theft, idea first brought up in October 2018.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) reported that the final review on how to implement the framework would be finalized by June 30 and will include suggestions, writes Malai Mail. Once Cabinet granted approval, the study started in November 2019 and was conducted by National Digital ID Study Task Force co-chaired by the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia secretary-general Datuk Suriani Ahmad and MCMC chairman Al-Ishsal Ishak.

“We are taking a consultative and collaborative approach to the study, particularly by working together with relevant stakeholders, in getting their views on potential use cases for the national digital ID platform,” Al-Ishsal is quoted saying. “This is important to ensure user-centricity in designing the framework for Malaysians.”

The study has also focused on ID initiatives that have already been implemented and how they can be integrated with the national digital ID platform. Other aspects considered are existing legal framework, security, privacy and ethics.

“Today, as technology forms an integral part of our lives, the need for a safe, secure and protected National ID Digital platform has become both essential and attractive proposition,” added Al-Ishsal.

“A National ID Digital serves as a secure and trusted digital credential as well as a platform for authentication that can improve convenience, promote inclusivity, reduce the cost of access to services, and enhance service delivery to Malaysians where online transactions are concerned.”

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