New biometric app out soon to boost security of e-services

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Initiative, providing updates on Smart Nation projects on Oct 9, 2018.
Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Initiative, providing updates on Smart Nation projects on Oct 9, 2018.ST PHOTO: IRENE THAM

A new biometric app that grants access to e-citizen services will be rolled out by the end of this month.

In the light of the recent SingHealth cyber attack, having biometric identification does make systems safer, Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Initiative Vivian Balakrishnan said yesterday.

He was giving reporters updates on Singapore's five key Smart Nation projects: a national digital identity, an anticipatory e-citizen service called Moments of Life (Families), e-payments, a sensor network and smart urban mobility.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 10, 2018, with the headline 'New biometric app out soon to boost security of e-services'. Print Edition | Subscribe