Previously, Ehacking News reported that the Russian government has determined the basic parameters of the future electronic passport. Documents of the new type will be issued to Russians from 2020 in Moscow, and it is planned to fully switch to digital passports by 2022.
It turned out that more than half of Russians are not ready to issue electronic passports. They believe that this document is not secure; in addition, they fear possible failures in the system and database. The results of a survey of the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center proof this. A nationwide survey was conducted on July 25, 2019. The survey was attended by Russians aged 18 years.
According to the Russians, one of the key advantages of an electronic passport is its universality, as one document contains all the data. Citizens also noted the durability of this document format, low risks of loss, compactness and its practicality.
According to 22% of Russians, this document in electronic form is not secure. Another 8% of Russians are afraid of possible failures in the system and database. 4% believe that the risks of the new document format are associated with the possible leakage of data to third parties and the loss of the passport.
According to respondents, the most useful functions of an electronic passport can be the ability to use it as a Bank card (payment for services, receiving salaries/pensions/benefits and other charges); the function of storing several documents at the same time (passport, driver’s license, employment record, etc.), as well as signing and sending documents to the State institution without visiting it.
“According to Russians, the least useful functions of an e-passport are the opening of an Individual Enterprise / LLC (47%); entering into contracts with organizations in electronic form (52%) and notarization of electronic documents (53%),” – noted in the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center.
State Duma Deputy Svetlana Bessarab commented on the survey data. In her opinion, everyone who doubts the security of an electronic document should be able to keep a paper one.
Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on Information Technology and Communications Andrei Svintsov expressed the opinion that the full digitalization of the economy will allow staying ahead of competitors, to create more comfortable conditions for citizens.