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Date: 11 January 2013

Cessation of Use of Floppy Diskette as e-Cert Storage Medium with effect from 1 April 2013

On 27 April 2012, Hongkong Post Certification Authority announced its plan to cease the use of floppy diskette as an e-Cert storage medium .
This notice serves to remind applicants and subscribers that starting from 1 April 2013, Hongkong Post Certification Authority will not provide floppy diskettes as an e-Cert storage medium for the e-Cert (Personal), e-Cert (Organisational) and e-Cert (Encipherment).

In this regard, when applying for e-Cert, applicants can select either:

(1) e-Cert File USB (at a unit cost of HK$40)

The e-Cert File USB is a credit card sized USB flash drive, and the e-Cert stored in it can be easily read by common computers with USB ports;


(2) e-Cert File Card

The e-Cert File Card is a smart card with an e-Cert embedded in it. Users are required to acquire a smart card reader for accessing the e-Cert file stored in it.

For enquiries, please call Hongkong Post Certification Authority hotline on 2921 6633 or email to enquiry@hongkongpost.gov.hk