July 22

Digital Identity Initiatives for Government Services See a Mix of Progress and Delay

By Chris Burt

Companies in Malaysia see greater opportunity for adoption of biometrics and AI technologies to support a digital economy and financial inclusion arising as the government carries out its connectivity plans, The Malaysian Reserve, reports.

The managing director of NEC’s Malaysian subsidiary says that the National Fiberisation, Connectivity Plan 2 and 5G initiatives will enable businesses to launch more digital services. He also says the company will focus on supporting the government’s digital economy push, providing biometrics and other technologies for smooth and secure authentication that meets eKYC requirements.

“There is a strong push by the government for a national digital ID, which will be used by government and private sectors, to meet the needs to identify individuals accessing e-services and authenticate other secure transactions,” said NEC Corp of Malaysia Sdn Bhd MD Chong Kai Wooi.

Photo courtesy of Biswarup Ganguly.

Source: Biometric Update (link opens in a new window)

digital identity, digital inclusion