The Ministry of Information Technologies and Telecommunications (MoIT) has said that new amendments to identity documents do not infringe upon human rights.
According to a MoIT statement about recent protests of clergy and Orthodox Christians against new documents, the amendments will facilitate the procedure of document issue; will reduce bureaucratic procrastination and corruption.
The ministry leadership said that amendments proposed in no way change the terms of document issuing for believers, who do not want to get documents with identity codes for religious reasons.
According to statistics, 5,123 Moldovans have applied for the so-called ‘Form 9’ identity card standard, i.e. they have passports of Soviet types without identity codes used for a computerized processing of personal data.
Infotag’s dossier: On Wednesday, the St. Matrona association organized a protest action before the Palace of the Republic [where the Moldovan legislature temporarily works]. Its participants said they are dissatisfied with introducing an e-register of personal data. The protesters said they would not stop until authorities take their opinion into account.
Personal code in identity cards is called by believers ‘the number of animal’.