The general registration period for the MyDigital ID initiative will open in March 2024, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI).
The system is globally recognized with EAL3+ certification, and its agency, MIMOS Berhad, emphasized that it is outfitted with cryptography-based security to guarantee the safety of personal data.
In summary, MyDigital ID functions as an online authentication mechanism that grants citizens of Malaysia easy access to a range of digital government platforms.
This project is a joint effort between MOSTI and MIMOS Berhad, the Ministry of Communications and Digital (KKD) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (KDN), and it is overseen by the Malaysian Administrative Modernization and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU).
According to the ministry, its execution attempts to improve online transaction security and make a variety of digital services easier to access.
Integrating the online verification process makes it easier for people to interact digitally with government agencies and allows them to use multiple services without having to deal with the hassle of multiple logins.
In addition to not gathering or keeping the user’s personal database, MOSTI guaranteed that the system would not store any biometric data.
All government employees can currently register for a MyDigital ID. More information regarding the registration kiosk’s location will be made available by MIMOS on the initiative’s official website once it is widely accessible.