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Hong Kong’s New iAM Smart App Set to Launch

– South China Morning Post

Residents of Hong Kong will be able to access a range of public services and receive COVID test results through a new online app

The platform provides a unique digital identity, enabling residents to perform tasks such as renewing a driver's license and paying bills. Banks have also expressed interest in offering key services, such as opening accounts through the app.

“By the middle of next year, its reach will be extended to 110 types of public services.”

The app will also enable people to book COVID vaccinations and record their vaccine status.

The new app replaces an electronic identity scheme which received a poor reception and was criticized as being clumsy

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