Governments of Africa should listen to this, if they apply eGovernance in their services they will be able to save $50 billion annually by 2020; says the global research from the Secure Identity Alliance.
The report reveals the role of trusted digital identity in enabling effective and secure eService deployment.
“Whether we’re logging into eServices to perform healthcare claims, to vote or sign a digital transaction, pay taxes, book or buy goods or services, our digital identity will be absolutely central in the years to come. Convenience, privacy protection and security are therefore of paramount importance for trust in modern and efficient electronic government services. And as we move further towards 2020 the role of digital identity intensifies as the cost savings mount up,” said Frédéric Trojani, Chairman of the Board of the Alliance.
The prominence of the egovernance services as the researchers put it, is entirely dependant on the development of a trust framework which will combine governance, standards, business processes and technical capabilities.
“While it’s true we’ll see multiple identities from multiple providers, the root identity – the one trusted digital identity upon which all are based – starts with Government. Strategies must be put in place now to assure those processes are robust and trusted by the citizens. The Secure Identity Alliance shall be the reference partner for Governments looking to offer cutting-edge technology in e-documents and e-services to their citizens”, adds the Chairman.