Dublin laying foundations for digital ID in the city

Dublin’s chief information officer, Doug McCollough, has announced  that the city of Dublin has invested $150,000 into Dublin’s digital identity project. The city has already begun a beta-test phase creating communication plans, services and policies to support the new technology. The project includes a digital identity programme where personal information would be recorded only once. Residents would use QR codes to access services such as register for a public meeting, gain entry into a facility or identify oneself as an employee. The city expects to use identity data to engage with residents for example by pooling residents from specific areas and requesting input from them. Apart from city authorities, other actors will access digital ID to provide services such as voting in homeowners associations. The project is expected to be up and running in nine months.