Digital Identity Proposals By French Politicians Raise Concerns For Privacy Advocates. Fearing A China Style Social Credit System.

Just days after President Emmanuel Macron’s victory, the French government announced the establishment of a new digital identification app that would allow users to access both public and private services. According to a translated announcement posted on the French government’s website, Prime Minister Jean Castex and Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin signed a decree establishing the “Digital Identity Guarantee Service.” It will provide French residents access to a digital ID card, which is also in line with the European Union’s Digital Identity package. According to French news site BFMTV, customers would be able to scan their actual identity card to gain access to services. The digital identification software will not save fingerprints, but it will store information such as a photo, email and physical addresses, birth dates, and names. According to the French government order, the app “allows the user, in…


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