Thailand Takes Steps to Improve Digital Security with New Digital ID System
Thailand Takes Steps to Improve Digital Security with New Digital ID System

Merakyat.org – Thailand is taking steps to improve digital security with a new digital ID system that will be rolled out via mobile app.

The country’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society has announced that all physical ID card holders must register with their local district office registry before being able to access the app, called D.Dopa. Once registered, users must accept the terms and conditions of use, scan a QR code for two-factor authentication, and complete a Personal Data Protection Act consent form.

According to the ministry, the digital IDs will be safer and more secure as it will become harder to steal personal data. The rollout of the app-based credential is part of the first phase of the country’s digital ID plan, which runs from 2022 to 2024. As more citizens seek ID verification services, Thailand’s digital transformation efforts have spurred interest in digital ID service providers in both public and private sectors