By: Shih Hsiu-chuan
Taipei, Dec. 27 (CNA) Taiwan’s government is aiming to launch electronic national identify cards (new eID) in 2020 to facilitate access to e-government services, simplify administrative processes and improve efficiency and transparency, Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said on Thursday.
Lai instructed the Cabinet members to ensure completion of digital infrastructure and foundational services necessary to enable a smart government after he was briefed on the project at the weekly Cabinet meeting by National Development Council chief Chen Mei-ling (陳美伶).
In the planned new eID system, such a card is to be used by residents as definitive proof of identity in an electronic environment, rather than as a device to store personal data, which means it will not lead to security and privacy issues, according to Chen. [FULL STORY]