Singapore to use biometrics in digital identity scheme

Singapore to use biometrics in digital identity scheme

Singaporean officials have confirmed that biometrics will play an important role as the country’s identity systems go digital. Minister in charge of Smart Nation, Vivian Balakrishnan, revealed the development last week in parliament. “I have asked the team to look at three features in the short term,” he said in Parliament, reported GovInsider. “One, to include biometric elements; two, to enable encryption; and three, to have open Application Programming Interfaces.”

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