Taiwan postpones electronic ID card until 2021

Project needs equipment and sample from Europe, but impossible at present due to coronavirus pandemic: MOI

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/07/04
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Taiwan is postponing the introduction of the eID until the first half of 2021 (image courtesy of MOI)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Interior (MOI) is postponing the introduction of electronic identity cards (eID) from October until the first half of 2021 due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, reports said Saturday (July 4).

The new timetable saw the launch take place either in the first or second quarter of next year, depending on the virus situation at that time, CNA reported.    [FULL  STORY]

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