Inside Singapore’s National Digital Identity programme

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NDI, one of Singapore’s six Smart Nation strategic national projects, and a cornerstone of their digital economy. It involves issuing Singaporeans and residents a crypto-based mobile digital identity which they can use for both government and private sector transactions. This is envisioned to bring more convenience to citizens, as they need not remember multiple usernames and passwords for access to digital services. Another important aspect of the national digital identity program is to create a trusted digital ecosystem, where data and services can transcend the boundaries of systems, organizations, and countries.

They launched SingPass Mobile, which is an app that securely stores an individual’s digital identity. The individual can use this app to prove their identity and to provide authorization, using biometrics features on the phone. The adoption of SingPass Mobile in the 6 months since it was launched has been very encouraging.

The following products, in the form of APIs, are part of the national digital identity platform, which businesses can use to integrate into their digital services, to improve user journeys and streamline operations.

MyInfo: This is a “Tell Us Once” service that eliminates the need for citizens to repeatedly provide and verify the same personal information when transacting online. Businesses can use MyInfo APIs to obtain information from individuals upon their consent.

Verify: This is an identity verification service that businesses can integrate with for their physical shop front.

Sign: This service allows businesses and their customers to digitally sign a document, be it a contract, agreement or statutory filing 0and enjoy legal presumptions under the Electronics Transaction Act in Singapore;

Face: This is an identity verification service using facial recognition, that businesses can integrate with “as-a-service”. Face verification allows businesses an additional/alternative way of verifying a person’s identity, without the need and burden to collect biometrics data.

 

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The winner of the title Mr. Pune 2009, Mr. Shreyas Tanna is currently the young, dashing, and dynamic CEO of a market research company called ResearchNReports in Pune. Fondly known as RNR, the company specializes in market research as well as industry analysis, and is closely associated with its parent company Absolute Market Insights (AMI). Mr. Shreyas Tanna began his corporate journey as the Head of Corporate sales & PR at RED Entertainment while pursuing his degree for MMS (Marketing) from the MGM College of Management, Mumbai. After accomplishing the tedious task of balancing his work and education, he further polished his skills in Corporate Sales, Public Relations, Channel Development, Global Client Engagement, Strategic Consulting, and Brand Development by working with HDFC Life and Researchmoz Global Pvt. Ltd. His dedication towards his work has even won him accolades such as the National Level Performer 2013 – HDFC Life and Mr. Research Moz 2015. A disciplined individual with a loving heart, he is often seen taking crisp walks with an engrossed look and a gentle smile within the premises of his company to interact with the various departments. And he will be usually followed by an adorable trail of his beloved trio of Shih Tzu babies proudly known as Gucci, Drake, and Paris. The most enticing thing that you will notice about this content and proud pet parent is his infectious positivity and the firm belief in his eyes, a reflection of his favorite quote, “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!”