HK should look to overseas experience when creating eID – China Daily



Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor mentioned in her Policy Address that the government hoped to develop Hong Kong into a smart city, with implementing an electronic identity (eID) a priority. Prioritizing eID implementation is certainly the right move as it is the backbone of a smart city. An officially recognized eID can help the public carry out various online activities; it also facilitates the government’s promotion of electronic government services. Compared with pioneers such as Estonia and Singapore, Hong Kong is a laggard in the application of this technology. But being a late starter could be an advantage in the sense that the city can take a short cut by learning from successful foreign experiences. 繼續閱讀