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Big Data in Uzbekistan: government initiatives

Government is the main initiator of Big Data activities in Uzbekistan. Here are the main ones this year.   The first BI analysts school in UZ The first school of BI analysts ASPEX BI SCHOOL has been opened at Inha University in Tashkent this March. Students can undergo three-month training …

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Digitizing Russia’s data for better public services

Despite the advances brought by digitalization and the wide availability of public services in electronic formats, Russians are still forced to make in-person visits and deal with physical documents stored in dozens of different places to do a number of, what should be, fairly mundane and routine tasks. Not only …

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Russian banks to send biometric data to centralized database

Russia’s Central Bank and Rostelecom plan on using biometric data collected by financial institutions to fill out the Unified Biometric System (EBS). EBS, designed to facilitate the delivery of banking services remotely, was launched over a year ago for all financial institutions to add to and benefit from; however, only …

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Kyrgyzstan launching open data era

Kyrgyzstan has begun the process of opening their data, with the State Communications Committee working to create a portal that will give citizens access to up-to-date information from government agencies, including the Ministries of Education, Economy, Justice and Finance as well as the Tax Service, the National Statistical Committee, the …

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Kazakhstan to create Personal Data Agency

The government of Kazakhstan is planning to create the Personal Data Agency under the Security Committee of the Ministry of Digital Development. This new agency will be responsible for coordinating and improving the storage and security of personal data. This includes work to prevent and respond to personal data leaks. …

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Video: how Israel is ruling the cybersecurity world

Ben Ferguson travels to Tel Aviv to find out how Israel has become one of the world’s premier cyber superpowers. The impact of PSD2 in Ukraine Robinhood’s epic failure launching a new checking/savings product FinTech development can bloom in absence of oversight

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State use of biometric data: good or bad?

Biometric data is being harnessed the world over as a way of identifying us and protecting us from the fraudulent use of our personal information. And governments around the globe are making good use of such data. For example, India’s Aadhaar system, which makes use of biometric data to get …

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Russia creates state agency to combat cyber threats

Russia’s Federal Security Service has created the National Computer Incident Coordination Center to combat cyber threats against the country, especially its “critical infrastructure”. The Center will charge with: detecting, preventing and mitigating computer-based attacks; securing the exchange of information between relevant departments and foreign colleagues; analyzing past cyber-attacks; and developing of …

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Finland using blockchain technology to help refugees

The Immigration Service of Finland has begun providing refugees with prepaid Mastercards rather than cash, allowing refugees to enter the blockchain-based system of unique digital identification information. This serves to benefit both refugees and the Immigration Service. For refugees, it allows for the identification of an individual, better facilitating employment …

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Blockchain technology can rewrite the mortgage process in Russia

The Russian economy is moving into a new period of low interest rates, with mortgage rates dropping below 10% and expected to reach below 8% by 2024. Such low interest rates coupled with increasing customer expectations from financial service providers have meant that financial institutions need to increase the ease …

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Denmark to use a cryptocurrency to help developing countries

Denmark is planning to use a cryptocurrency to provide humanitarian assistance, the first such instance of a donor state using blockchain technology for humanitarian efforts. To this end, a report was developed by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sustania Analytical Center and Coinify (Europe’s largest cryptocurrency platform) to examine …

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Online portal to let Tashkent residents decide on city spending

Following a presidential decree on introducing a special management system for the city of Tashkent, residents of Tashkent will have the opportunity to decide how to spend city funds by going to a special online portal. The online portal will allow residents to put forth proposals, vote on which projects …

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Uzbekistan to create blockchain-based ticket sales system

Following a presidential decree regarding measures to innovate the development of culture and art in Uzbekistan, blockchain technology will be introduced into the system of ticket sales for cultural and art institutions. The Ministry of Culture and the Foundation for the Development of Culture and Arts have been tasked to …

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Blockchain can help root out corruption in Kazakhstan

As blockchain technologies being to enter Kazakhstan in the financial sector, so do ideas for how to implement these tools in other spheres. In the future, it is likely that the implementation of these tools, known for cutting down on errors and fraud in the financial sector, will also help …

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Kazakhstan may introduce a national cryptocurrency before Russia

Kazakhstan may become the first of all Common Economic Space countries to introduce its own cryptocurrency, which will likely become a digital analogue of the Kazakhstani tenge (KZT). It is currently being developed based on the Stacis blockchain-platform. This platform was developed by Exante, a Maltese company hired to help …

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Azerbaijan considering mutual recognition of e-signatures

The Ministry of Transport, Communication and High Technologies of Azerbaijan is negotiating the mutual recognition of signatures with Iran, Qatar, Turkey and Ukraine. Azerbaijan has also signed an agreement with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey to create the necessary conditions for the mutual recognition of e-signatures between those countries. Work is …

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E-mortgage system launched in Azerbaijan

The government of Azerbaijan has completed the integration of an e-mortgage system, the Azerbaijani Mortgage Fund (AMF), into its e-government portal. This means that, as of August 1, 2017, it is possible to apply for a loan online without having to go to a bank in Azerbaijan. An electronic signature …

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Credit debt information to be hosted on e-government portal

Azerbaijan’s Cabinet of Ministers has amended the Instruction on the Rules of Notary Movements to allow negative credit histories of citizens to be published on an e-government portal. Detailed information (such as delinquent days, penalty amounts, purpose of the debt, reasons for late payments, etc.) will be gathered and published …

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