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If the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has put these two countries at the forefront of the international scene, we have learned that the second city is a digital champion.

In a logic of digitizing and centralizing everything, the government launched in 2020 an application called Diia that brings together identity cards, passports, permits, vaccination records, registrations, insurance, health reimbursements, social benefits, and more.

A model that until now only was known in China with the famous social credit.

Ukraine is the champion of digital identity with the Diia app

This was mentioned for a long time, then precipitated by the COVID crisis, governments want to move towards a digitization of everyday life by bringing together almost all telephone services.

While the European Union announced a test to digitize the vaccination record (see official PDF @ wallet and identities in 2018, Ukraine was very quick to react with a Diia application deployed by the government almost two years ago.

Since then, the platform has continued to evolve.

Ukrainians can download Diia and store a lot of official information as mentioned above, with the aim of being able to easily carry out most administrative procedures ranging from the payment of his taxes to the renewal of identity documents, the payment of his fines or the recovery of his social benefits.

In all, nearly 50 services can be reached since the application and 9 official documents have the same value as their paper counterparts.

Eventually, it will soon be impossible to make a formal request.

Moreover, with COVID-19, the government even announced that it would make the payment of benefits conditional on the presence of a vaccination certificate.

When the real catches up with Orwell…

Ukraine therefore posed as the champion of digitalization before the war broke out at the end of February.

At the beginning of 2021, it already claimed more than 4.5 million active users.

But looking more closely at what is currently being done, it turns out that Poland has a mobile application similar to that of Ukraine, which was launched at the end of 2019.

This Polish app displays seven digital documents and allows users to identify themselves with a digital identity card in places where a paper passport is not legally required.

In the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, citizens can use ePassports at airports for check-in and security screening. This will soon happen in the USA thanks to Apple Wallet.

In China, citizens have access to virtual identity cards integrated into a mobile application.

Users can use it to identify themselves when they register in a hotel or to benefit from certain government services, with outright a point system that allows additional rights in case of “good conduct”.

In Estonia, 70% of the population uses digital identity cards, while 99% of public services are available online.

What do you think of this transition to all-digital?

Practical or worrying?

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