The Next Big Thing : A Personal Digital Signature for everybody in the world for ID and transaction

Electronic authentication such as a digital certificate can serve the function of online identity verification. In addition, digital certificates can encrypt sensitive information in online transactions. Here you can learn more about electronic authentication, what digital certificates do, the digital certificates recognized in Hong Kong and some of the online Government services that accept them.

Electronic Authentication

Electronic authentication is the process of establishing confidence in user identities presented electronically in the cyber world. You can learn more about the safety, guidance and common practices in the conduct of electronic authentication in the website below.

Digital Certificates and Their Uses

A digital certificate is a form of electronic record that serves as an identification of who you are in conducting online transactions. Under the Electronic Transactions Ordinance (Cap. 553) (ETO), electronic or digital signatures have the same legal status as paper-based signatures.
For transactions not involving Government entities, a signature requirement under the law can be met by any form of electronic signature including digital signature so long as it is reliable, appropriate and agreed by the recipient. For transactions involving Government entities, a signature requirement under the law can be satisfied by a digital signature supported by a recognized digital certificate.
Digital certificates can be carried in Hong Kong ID Cards, installed in your PCs and other storage devices where appropriate. Usually, your digital certificate is protected by a password of your own and you will be asked to enter your password before accessing your digital certificates for online transactions.
Digital certificates are issued by certification authorities. Hongkong Post Certification Authority is a recognized certification authority by virtue of the ETO. A commercially-run certification authority can also apply to the Government Chief Information Officer to become a recognized certification authority on a voluntary basis. Recognition will only be granted to those certification authorities and digital certificates that have reached a standard acceptable to the Government.

More on the Electronic Transactions Ordinance (Cap. 553)

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There will be no more mark on your hand or forehead, everything will depend on your digital signature for ID and transaction, where everything like your IC, passport, credit cards, bank cards, ezlink cards will merge with your digital signature, and you can chose to embed into anything, a pendent, a watch, a smartphone etc and all you need to do is to tap to verify your ID or for transaction, it is safe because it follows a two step authentication method where it is impossible to steal your identity when stolen, you can automatically de-activate it if you lose it. Everybody’s digital signature will be kept in a huge database which can be retrieved when you lose it with your credentials and password via two step authentication method, with added security for personal data verification which only you will know, it is system of processes that need to be enhanced for the ultimate security, and I am not at a liberty to discuss here.
So now you know all my tricks, I have already planned for everybody, then China can also safely open it’s financial markets without a risk at all.
Now you believe me? Without a mandate from God I can never achieve anything, the stage is now already set for the fulfillment for everything.
– Contributed by Oogle.

Author: Gilbert Tan TS

IT expert with more than 20 years experience in Apple, Andriod and Windows PC. Interests include hardware and software, Internet and multimedia. An experienced Real Estate agent, Insurance agent, and a Futures trader.

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