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Mintsifra confirmed the freezing of the project of electronic passports

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The Ministry of Digital Transformation decided to freeze the issuance of digital passports, as there are “more pressing problems,” said the head of the department, Maksut Shadayev. He expects that he will be able to return to the project later. We hope that we will return to this when we solve them, ”the minister said to RIA Novosti on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The idea of ​​​​an electronic passport of a Russian citizen as an alternative to a paper one was worked out during the 2010s, but the launch date of the project was repeatedly postponed. In 2013-2017, universal electronic cards were issued in the country, which also served as an identification tool. At the end of 2021, the Ministry of Internal Affairs said that it planned to start issuing new passports in January 2023. The document, in addition to passport data, was supposed to contain a fingerprint record, driver’s license data, SNILS and an electronic signature. According to Forbes, the project….

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