Poland will start mobile phone ID cards in 2018


Poland is making law for ID cards, and now the citizens of Poland will be able to carry around electronic version of their ID card on their Mobiles. It will be accepted from 2018, Anna Strezynska a Digital Minister Anna Strezynska told yesterday.

“I hope that Poles, who are known in Europe for their open-mindedness regarding new technology, will be leading users” of the system, Strezynska told this as quote in a discussion with Polish news agency Pap

She spoke during a visit to the southern town of Nowy Wisnicz, one of the locations where the technology is currently being tested.

She went to a visit to the southern town of Nowy Wisnicz, and said about it during an event, on that location testing of the technology has started.

Ministry spokesman Karol Many told AFP that many other states have started testing technology of similar system and it runs successfully there like Austria and cyber-savvy Estonia.

He told that the government is discussing the project and preparing changes to current legislation so that Poland citizen uses their mobile for showing ID card when they need to show ID of police officers or other. It will change their life.

He said that new system makes things easier and the system will be rolled out gradually and will start with young people. Sterzynska said that all important documents driving licenses, vehicle registration papers, student cards and other documents will acceptable.

Now Poland total population is 38 million and they will see their ID cards stored in the cloud and when they want to call up the documents on their mobile phones, they need using a code received by text message. As they use code verification for other services.

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