On January 16, the Verkhovna Rada adopted draft law No. 10062 on the creation of a single electronic register of conscripts and automated assignment of combatant status. The draft law contributes to the rapid collection of data on servicemen and the transition of services to servicemen to a digital format (electronic military ID).
According to the Ministry of Defense, draft law 10062 is critically important for Ukraine’s defense capability. The implementation of its provisions will facilitate the rapid collection, processing and use of military data, which will ultimately translate military services and processes into a convenient digital format. The draft law gives the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine the opportunity to strengthen cyber defense and the right to place IT systems in military cloud storage of NATO member countries.
The draft law introduces the possibility of creating and using electronic military registration documents (certificates). The draft law will create a register of servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the State Special Transport Service and will allow services to be provided to servicemen online. A portal of electronic services for military personnel and conscripts is also being created. For example, it will be possible to provide the status of a combatant online, offline and automatically if the necessary data is available in the system.
Information collected by state authorities for purposes known to citizens will be processed by other bodies, starting from TSK and ending with SBU. The draft law provides for the transfer to the Ministry of Defense of data on citizens between the ages of 17 and 60, contained in various state registration bodies, including the Tax Administration, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the CEC and the National Migration Service.
In addition to standard information such as name, address and place of employment, the following documents are collected on all conscripts between the ages of 17 and 60:
In addition, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine prepared a new version of the bill on mobilization. The document takes into account all the proposals agreed with the People’s Deputies at the meeting of the Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence. The government plans to submit a new version of the bill on mobilization to the Verkhovna Rada in the near future. According to People’s Deputy Yaroslav Zaliznyak, deputies can discuss changes to the bill on mobilization already in January.