The Chamber of Deputies in Mexico has approved the creation of the new General Law on Population, Human Mobility and Interculturality, paving the way for a new national digital ID system, Forbes Mexico reports.
The new law, which passed with 426 votes in favor, three abstentions, and one against, will enable the Ministry of the Interior to create a database with the personal data of Mexicans, including biometrics.
A Cédula Única de Identidad Digital will also be created and will become the official identification document for all Mexicans. The new digital ID will be issued by The Mexican Secretariat for Home Affairs (SEGOB) to the entire population of the country as well as to Mexicans residing abroad.
Citizens will be able to exhibit the document either in a physical format or through electronic devices.
The Cédula will be free and will contain citizens' names, surnames, date of birth, place of birth, nationality, and biometric data, together with a unique Population Registration Key (CURP) number.