MyInfo rolled out to make it easier to fill online govt forms
A NEW respository, called MyInfo, will consolidate Singapore residents' personal data and dish it out on request to auto-fill government e-service forms.
"Citizens often ask why they need to give different government agencies the same data about themselves repeatedly for separate transactions," said Peter Ong, head of the Civil Service.
He was speaking at the Digital Government Exchange 2016 yesterday when MyInfo was launched.
The Government needs to remove the "inconvenience and friction" in making e-transactions, he added.
Through MyInfo, it is hoped that filling online government forms will be less tedious.
The joint initiative by the Infocomm Development Authority and the Ministry of Finance aspires to include commercial transactions too, such as those for banking.
MyInfo currently pulls data - such as name, NRIC number and registered address - from six public agencies.
These include the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.
The data can be used for a handful of e-services provided by eight agencies for now.
They include the application for or renewal of work permits for domestic helpers, and new public housing and Baby Bonus scheme applications.
The target is to have all 200 government e-citizen services linked to MyInfo by 2018.
Citizens have to register at MyInfo (www.myinfo.gov.sg) using their SingPass accounts, and consent to having their data shared before they can use the repository.