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Ministry of Digital Development plans to conduct an experiment to replace driving licenses with QR codes

January 15, 2021, 15:35 (UTC+3)|

The Ministry of Digital Development of the Russian Federation plans to conduct an experiment in some regions that will allow using a mobile application with a QR code instead of a driver's license. This was announced during the Gaidar Forum by the Deputy Head of the Ministry of Digital Development Oleg Kachanov.

“We already have a definite plan, we worked with our colleagues from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, agreed on a project and would like to launch it as an experiment in 2021 on the territory of the selected subjects, the most digital ones, which are in the first four,” he said.

According to Kachanov, instead of carrying a vehicle registration certification and a driver's license, the driver could show a mobile application, where information about these documents  is stored in a QR code.

In mid-January, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a request to support the initiative to conduct an experiment in 2021 on the use of "digital twins" of frequently used documents.

it was reported earlier that an electronic passport of a citizen in a pilot project may appear in Moscow before December 1, 2021.

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