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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

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SingPass Mobile is a key component of the National Digital Identity (NDI) framework that aims to include even the private sector.

The initiatives will include the secure digital signing of confidential business and legal documents - a benefit Estonian citizens and businesses have been enjoying for years with the country's digital ID initiative.

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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 Singapore on the right track in exploration of digital IDs. Subscribe