Thailand Post launches “Digital Post ID”

Thailand Post launches “Digital Post ID”

Thailand Post has unveiled the Digital Post ID service, where recipients’ information can be stored on QR code labels attached to parcels to protect data privacy. It will  be rolled out in 2023.

Mr. Chaiwut Thanakmanusorn, Minister of Digital Economy and Society, said that the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society And their subordinates have accelerated the technology to support the rapid changes in the economy, society and lifestyle, especially in the year 2023 when the activities of people around the world are expected to rely more on digital systems. whether financial activities business Reducing the security gap information management, transportation, and many other types. The ministry has established a strategy to develop infrastructure to support digital innovation. According to the Digital Economy Promotion Master Plan (2018 – 2022), there is an idea to change the form of addressing information into a digital address, known as “Digital Post ID : Digital Post ID” by assigning the Thai Post Office As a regulatory agency, it implements projects to further develop five-digit postal codes. which has been used as the delivery standard of Thailand for more than 40 years, by increasing the efficiency of delivery to be able to locate with a digital post ID code That can be converted into the address coordinates of people in Thailand up to the household level. privacy of personal data of the public sector
In addition, digital post IDs are not only beneficial in the transportation sector or electronic transactions But it can also be linked to a variety of other sectors and activities, such as the development of transportation routes. Support for future unmanned vehicle transport systems Disaster relief support In the event that the affected area is known Support for health policies such as helping patients in emergencies collect information on the elderly in each area Promote telemedicine to reduce congestion in hospital visits Finding tourist attractions Plan to manage agricultural areas. urban planning and natural resource management constituencies Voter Information or even finance and banking Advertising products to groups of people interested in specific products or services is setting a new standard for electronic transactions and other related sectors across the country.  
Dr. Dhanan Suphatraphan, President of Thailand Post Co., Ltd., said: “Thailand Post has prepared to change the form of addressing information to a digital address. Or a digital post ID by building on the use of a 5-digit postal code, which is the basic postal delivery infrastructure in Thailand that has been in use since 1992. 1982 to convert to coordinates located on the earth’s surface in Thailand. With the same working principle as the global positioning system or GPS, one person can have multiple addresses. And can temporarily change the address in the system when having to travel to different areas. But the digital post ID can identify the location by pinning. It can tell the vertical coordinates, making it possible to more accurately identify addresses for people in tall buildings. It also helps protect personal information on the address. Prevent identity theft Increase the efficiency of transportation that is accurate and accurate. By 2024, it is expected that people will have their own digital post ID code that is easy to remember instead of writing the same address all over the country.” 
To support having a digital post ID In the future, post offices or logistics providers will have QR code label printers that digitally attach a post ID to parcels. or envelope The receiver and sender can be confident that personal information will not be leaked. Because on the address of the box / envelope, personal information will not be displayed. The application must be used on the device to read the QR Code only to display the recipient-sender information, and the QR Code is a one-time use only. In addition, access to various information is also limited according to the principles of the Personal Data Protection Act 2019. In addition, it will ensure the purchase of e-Commerce products more because it can connect the delivery routes. All with precision. 
“Thailand Post strives to be a postal and logistics service provider with modern technology. In the past, the organization has been continuously developed with digital systems. and Big Data to support both the public, private and public sectors. It will start driving from the end of 2022 and has invited related sectors from both government agencies. Private sector regulators such as financial institutions public health group The transport service provider gave an opinion. and work together to drive success Ready to be the centre of the system integrated with all agencies with the highest efficiency for Thai people” 

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