Most Singaporeans still use NRIC number for SingPass ID

Option available since July 2015; experts say such NRIC usage is a double-edged sword

The option for SingPass users to use a non-NRIC detail as their SingPass ID was introduced in July 2015.
The option for SingPass users to use a non-NRIC detail as their SingPass ID was introduced in July 2015.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM SINGPASS.GOV.SG

It has been three years since SingPass users could change their unique online IDs from their NRIC numbers, but most have failed to do so, The Straits Times has learnt.

A spokesman for the Smart Nation and Digital Government Office revealed the statistic to ST, but declined to reveal the proportion of users who use non-NRIC details to access their SingPass.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 08, 2018, with the headline 'Most S'poreans still use NRIC number for SingPass ID'. Subscribe