Malaysia in right direction for Digital ID — MCMC (The Edge Markets)

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has assured that Malaysia is dealing in the right direction on Digital ID project, said its Head of Division, Digital Services and Data Platform Adrian Abdul Ghani.

He said 2019 would be the year of the Digital ID field, where it was being formulated to provide verifiable platform of trust in cyberspace.

“Digital ID basically enables us to ensure and prove people’s identity especially when people do business or are dealing with it via online method.

“With that ID, people can ensure that they are dealing with the right person. You can make sure the person is whom that he claim he is when online,” he said as the panelist on the topic of Digital Identity: Between Risk and Opportunity at MYNIC Tech Summit 2019 (MYTS2019) here today. 

Adrian said as one step further to realise Digital ID, the Communications and Multimedia Ministry had brought forward the proposal to the Cabinet for this Digital ID to be implemented.

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The Edge Markets

24 January 2019

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