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Singapore on the right track in exploration of digital IDs

But bumps on the way, such as those that hit SingPass Mobile, must be navigated quickly

SingPass Mobile is the most-anticipated Smart Nation app for Singaporeans.

Its benefits will be immediate: Residents will no longer need to create complex passwords, memorise them and carry the OneKey security token when accessing their Central Provident Fund accounts, filing tax returns or paying parking fines.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 23, 2018, with the headline 'S'pore on the right track in exploration of digital IDs'. Print Edition | Subscribe