E-IDs issued to fight personal info leaks
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.