In an interview for CorD special edition on April 1, Digital and E-Commerce Committee President Nebojsa Jovanovic praised the recent Decision on video identification by the National Bank of Serbia.
This Decision is an additional confirmation of positive developments in the area of digitalisation in Serbia, he said. “The past two years have represented a milestone in the context of strengthening the awareness of state institutions regarding their crucial importance in the process of further digitalising Serbia”, Nebojsa Jovanovic said. This was accompanied by a tangible action plan and preparation of legal framework for the use of electronic documents, he outlined. FIC also expects the finalisation of by-laws that more precisely regulate the use of electronic signatures, Nebojsa Jovanovic conveyed. Asked about the needed steps in digitalisation apart from the by-laws for the Electronic Document, he cited the improvement of the Law on Payment Services, introduction of regulations similar to PS2 in the EU, and expanding both the services and information available through e-Government. “A logical next step is to establish a digital identity system for citizens, which typically relies on blockchain technology and would enable the identifying of individuals with the help of a fingerprint and face or voice biometry, without the need for physical presence and without the use of personal documents”, Digital and E-Commerce President said. The interview can be accessed here below.
Interview | [129kb, pdf]