The working group on the regulation of the digital economy under the government of Russia is considering amendments to laws that will allow you to use the phone number as identity confirmation. This was reported by “Vedomosti” with reference to the amendment.
The authors of the document propose to amend the laws “On communication”, “On information” and “About bases of health of citizens”, which will allow you to confirm your identity using a mobile phone. The list of areas where the phone number will be able to replace the passport, restricted.
Mobile number propose to equate electronic signatures, biometric and fingerprint data. According to the authors of the project, with phone numbers, for example, you can confirm remote services.
Operators are not opposed to such initiatives. “MegaFon” and “MTS” supported the amendments, and “Vympelcom” considers that the document needs revision. In the “MegaFon” noted that the phone number is more convenient, safer and more promising than an electronic signature.
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