E-IDs is­sued to fight per­sonal info leaks

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

China’s Min­istry of Public Se­cu­rity has is­sued its first batch of e-IDs backed by an in­de­pen­dent, In­ter­net-based iden­tity recog­ni­tion sys­tem for cit­i­zens, as the coun­try moves to fight per­sonal in­for­ma­tion leaks, the Shang­hai-based Xin­min Evening News re­ported.

The new sys­tem has passed se­cu­rity as­sess­ments by state au­thor­i­ties. In the­ory, the e- ID en­cryp­tion can­not be de­ci­phered by hack­ers. Cit­i­zens can use their e-IDs for on­line reg­is­tra­tions and trans­ac­tions, with­out the need to present their per­sonal in­for­ma­tion.

The same e-ID can be used for var­i­ous sites and ap­pli­ca­tions. Pi­lot ap­pli­ca­tion of e-IDs is also be­ing car­ried out in other fields, in­clud­ing e-com­merce, so­cial ser­vices, on­line law ser­vices, In­ter­net fi­nance, lo­gis­tics and trans­port.

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