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Sri Lanka Explores Digital Identity Council

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Sri Lanka seeks to establish a Digital Identity Council to implement the national policy on collection, storage, sharing and use of citizens’ personal data under the proposed centralized Household Transfer Management project. In 2015, the cabinet authorized ICTA to facilitate implementation of the centralized Household Transfer Management project. The project aims to establish a National Digital Identifier and National Digital Transaction platform where data including biometric information of citizens would be stored and shared with government organizations through a National Authentication Platform. The Digital Identity Council also sends a message to the international community that Sri Lanka is a country embracing digital transformation. To read more, click here.

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