The Government of Thailand has introduced a national digital ID project to support service provision in both the public and private sectors.
Lead by the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) under the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, the National Digital ID Platform provides an intermediary and open infrastructure for identity verification. The new system is designed to digitally identify and authenticate customer or subscriber identities in return for remote access to online services.
Initially, the new ID system will be used between government units and companies which share information – this includes insurance companies and the Thai Revenue Department. In the longer term, it is hoped that Thailand’s new digital ID project will “reduce the complexity of online transactions and increase speed and convenience with high security.”
Ms Surangkana Wayuparb, Executive Director and CEO of ERDA, was quoted as saying: “ETDA aims for at least 10,000 people to adopt the national digital ID system through digital transactions for greater assurance of online activities.”