Klymenko called the identification SIM card a convenient and secure solution

© Fotolia / lilySIM card and mobile phone. Archival photoKlymenko called the identification SIM card a convenient and secure solution© Fotolia / lily

The identity of Russians on the SIM card, in particular, to obtain banking services will be convenient and safe solution, says Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation on the Internet Herman Klimenko.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Duma Committee on financial market Anatoly Aksakov reported that the state Duma during the spring session initiates the development of the bill on which the card will become a full-fledged identity of the individual citizen. Changes are proposed in one or more of the existing laws — «On communication», «On banks and banking activity», «On counteraction to legalization and laundering of income obtained by criminal means and financing of terrorism,» said Aksakov, the newspaper «Izvestia».

«Since I still have the majority of citizens at the hands of smartphones and SIM cards, it is logical to use this opportunity where convenient, and easy authorization will be adequate security. Well, for example, are required to sign a contract with a supplier of electricity in the house to change the night tariff for the washing machine. Perhaps you can come up with when in this situation will need enhanced with EDS (electronic digital signature), but if you do not consider fantastic, the situation is a massive, safe and convenient for application developers», — Klimenko told RIA Novosti.

«Passport, of course, does not replace, but as a convenient way authorization it seems to me a good solution,» he said.