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2023-issue-4Corporate Highlights

MyDigital ID Streamlined Access and Enhanced Security

The implementation of MyDigital ID, an online identification system which is legal and secure, simplifies access to a multitude of Government digital services while fortifying the security of online transactions.

MyDigital ID Streamlined Access

MyDigital ID serves as a common online authentication method, granting citizens seamless access to a diverse array of government digital platforms. By unifying the online authentication process, individuals can effortlessly navigate through various services, eliminating the hassle of multiple logins and simplifying their digital interactions with government agencies.

MyDigital ID Enhanced Security

MyDigital ID is safe, fast, and easy for online transaction purposes simplifying access to a multitude of Government digital services with its single sign-on facility for multiple applications. The advantages of using MyDigital ID also include streamlining the identification process by eliminating different types of online identification methods and reducing the risk of online identity fraud, making it a valid and secure self-authentication method.

Utilising MyDigital ID on Government portals guarantees secure transactions through a secure cryptography-based system. The security of the system is assured by an internationally recognised Common Criteria Certification at EAL3+. MyDigital ID application on the mobile phone contains a citizen’s digital identity bound cryptographically (a highly secured technology) to name and identity card number.

Citizens can confidently engage in digital activities, knowing that MyDigital ID’s robust security features safeguard their information


What MyDigital ID DOES NOT DO

It is crucial to note that MyDigital ID DOES NOT store biometric data (e.g., fingerprints, iris/eyes, or facial recognition), utilise any chip or implant, collect or monitor users’ online activities, openly disclose personal data, allow users to possess more than one digital identity. It also does not serve as a replacement for MyKad for identification purposes.

MyDigital ID Registration Picking Momentum

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was the first person in Malaysia to register with MyDigital ID on Friday, 1 December 2023 at the Perdana Putra Building in Putrajaya. Being the earliest individual to register, his resoluteness in the capability and serviceability of the MyDigital ID facility is hoped to boost the public’s confidence in the system’s transparency and safety concerning digital security.

Following the Prime Minister’s registry with MyDigital ID, other ministries and government agencies are steadily following suit with the initial phase involving the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation And Management Planning (MAMPU), the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI), and the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (KPK).

Registration for the general public is expected to start in March 2024 at available kiosks at selected government premises which will be listed on the MyDigital ID website to be available then.