It is reported that Digital IDs have been spreading across the continent in recent years. It is learnt that Estonia has had one for nearly a decade, with a slew of electronic government services, and legally binding digital signatures to go along with it. Belgium, Sweden, Spain, Portugal all currently have electronic ID cards, and there are plans in place to release such cards in Luxembourg and the Czech Republic.

However, Germany which recently introduced digital ID cards got stuck with security vulnerabilities and had to stop issuance pending correction of security flaws. Despite the flaws which will be corrected in due course, it is clear that the world is moving towards digital ID cards and India also has to move in this direction. (Related Article )

The security issue has arisen because of the smart card system adopted by the authorities through deficiencies in the software used in the card readers. It appears that the problem is not serious and can be resolved easily. However it may require real time connectivity.

Naavi has been advocating the DVIIS system for a long time now for such applications and the UID in India is also implementing a similar technology.

However UID has not yet integrated the digital signature system. Naavi has now proposed a UDID (Universal Digital ID Card) which provides for secured digital signature along with the normal parameters associated with an ID card and can even be supplemented with an RFID tag if required.

In case UID authorities would like a pilot to be organized for demonstrating the UDID, the same can be organized. Any corporate entity which wants to substitute its present ID cards with UDID may also request for a suitable solution which can be customized for the requirement of the organization.

Naavi of Naavi.org

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