Big data collected in e-ID system, important national database for the State, must be kept in tight security: Vice-Senior General Soe Win

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The first meeting of the National Database System Implementation Leading Committee in progress yesterday, presided over by SAC Vice-Chair Deputy Prime Minister Vice-Senior General Soe Win.

Vice-Senior General Soe Win stressed the need to tightly keep the national database in security as these big data related to personal facts collected in the e-ID system are important for the State.
The National Database System Implementation Leading Committee held its first meeting yesterday afternoon at the Ministry of Immigration and Population in Nay Pyi Taw, with an address by Chairman of the Leading Committee Vice-Chairman of the State Administration Council Deputy Prime Minister Vice-Senior General Soe Win.
Some databases compiled by the ministry in addition to the national database collected in e-ID can be shown to the people but some databases should not be presented due to security measures of the State and the ministry. So, it is necessary to keep cyber security levels with the creation of network monitoring systems. Moreover, the Myanmar Computer Emergency Response Team must be added with more members to raise the network security measures, the Vice-Senior General noted.
He disclosed that upon completion of the national database, it will serve more social life security of the Myanmar citizens.
In implementing the e-ID system, the Vice-Senior General underlined that biographic data must be collected and inserted into the database whereas biometric data must be collected and verified for issuance of unique ID (UID), making blank cards meeting the international standard, filling the biographic data into the blank cards, and supervision to the e-ID system process.
For the first phase of the e-ID system, the Vice-Senior General continued that more than 52 million biometric data of the citizens (Naing-4) and more than 13 million data of household registration form 66/6 have been inserted into the e-ID database, accounting for 100 per cent.
Secretary of the leading committee Union Minister for Immigration and Population U Myint Kyaing, Union Minister for Science and Technology Dr Myo Thein Kyaw and Head of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) Information Technology Department Brig-Gen Myat Min Oo reported on the progress of work process.
The leading committee was formed on 22 May 2022 under Notification 87/2022, and it was reconstituted on 19 August 2023 under Notification 159/2023. — MNA/TTA

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