Sunday, 29 January 2017

Japan’s digital identity slow to catch on | GovInsider

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Japan’s national digital identity has only reached a third of its residents, a year after launch.

Out of 30 million cards, only 9.83 million have been distributed, according to Japan Times. One of the reasons for the delay was due to a series of computer glitches at the Japan Agency for Local Authority Information Systems, tasked with the production of the cards.

The system, My Number, allows citizens to access social security, tax payments, e-government services and health records.

From Japan’s digital identity slow to catch on | GovInsider

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