Why rush into implementing e-ID?

Letters, Normal

The National, Monday 15th April, 2013

 I AGREE that PNG should have an e-ID system for easier planning and voting.

But as stated by Marsh Narewec in his letter, protection and security of data are questionable (Ap­ril 5).

The government and NSO should not have rushed into implementing the e-ID or biometric system.

They did not put out an open tender for the best and most appropriate so­lution from reputable companies worldwide.

Instead, they engaged Huawei, a Chinese company that the US, Australian and other western governments are accusing of spying.

The US government is investigating whether the company is using its te­lecommunication equipment to access data.

I would not be surprised if our personal data end up in China.


Wong Narungii