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June 21 2017

Sri Lanka explores digital identity council for citizen's data

Sri Lanka is looking to establish a Digital Identity Council to implement a national policy on the collection, storage, sharing and use of citizens ' personal data under the proposed centralized Household Transfer Management project.
The project aims to establish a National Digital Identifier and National Digital Transaction platform wher data, including biometric information of citizens, would be stored and shared with government organizations through a National Authentication Platform.
The Digital Identity Council will draft the amendment and present the legislation to the Sri Lanka Parliament.