The rally was attended by MP Anton Herashchenko, Deputy Minister of Justice Gia Getsadze, representatives of Automaidan, E-democracy, E-elections, and other non-government organizations, Censor.NET reports.
As explained by organizer of the rally, E-government supervisor, and Lviv's Director for Innovations Yanika Merilo, the bill will harmonize the Ukrainian legislation with the European one in terms of the electronic digital signature (EDS). In addition, the bill would propel the electronic government services provided to citizens to the next level.
For example, there will be possibility to obtain all necessary inquiries via the ID-card and Mobile ID containing one's electronic digital signature (i.e. via conventional smartphone). In other words, any official will be able to identify the requestor by one's EDS. An official will have no possibility to demand personal visit to the tax authorities or the local residents' registration office to obtain the necessary certificate. The online shopping will become much safer both for buyers and sellers. The same applies to cooperation with foreign partners, and so on.
The relevant parliamentary committee reviewed the bill back in August but this issue has actually got nowhere ever since. The citizens of Ukraine have begun receiving ID-cards starting from Jan. 1, 2016, but since they have no attached digital signatures, they largely remain alternative to conventional passports, but not an efficient tool.
According to the agenda, the Verkhovna Rada is going to consider the bill March 16.