GSMA: Digital Identity Pivotal to Growth of Asia Pacific Economies

GSMA: Digital Identity Pivotal to Growth of Asia Pacific Economies

This new report examines the digital society plans of eight Asia Pacific countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, and Thailand. While these markets vary considerably in terms of focus, outlook, and level of technology integration; there are general guidelines to consider when building a national digital agenda. Connectivity is a recognised precondition for a digital society, while the adoption of digital identities is another.

Digital identity is a priority in countries as it represents a primary source of identification and an opportunity to foster digital, financial and social inclusion. Digital identity can also transform traditional commerce and services into more efficient and convenient e-commerce and e-services in these countries.

Across all economies, there is a need for governments, private sector players and mobile operators to support a digital identity framework that is designed with privacy and security safeguards to gain citizens’ trust and ensure that data flows are not unduly impaired.

Link to press release and report on GSMA website

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