Thales brings digital version of ID cards to smartphones

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Thales has launched Gemalto Digital ID Wallet. This solution makes it possible for governments to issue a secure digital version of ID cards and driving licences. Users can use these identifiers on their smartphone.

Gemalto Digital ID Wallet makes it possible for Dutch people to identify themselves both online and physically at the push of a button. The solution provides a safe place to store all essential documents.

The solution allows users to identify themselves physically at the ballot box or a casino, for example. In addition, online authentication is supported, allowing access to a growing number of eServices. This concerns, for example, the completion of online tax returns.

The Digital ID Wallet creates a future-proof, citizen-oriented ecosystem on which the identity revolution can build, says Frédéric Trojani, SVP Identity and biometric solutions at Thales.

Security

To keep identifiers secure, the solution uses multilayered security techniques and advanced encryption to protect personal data optimally.

Users also gain full control over what information they want to share with whom and when. Information that is not required for the purposes of the audit shall be kept confidential.

For example, in locations with an age restriction – for example, a casino – it is possible to only show that the user is old enough to enter. The exact age and identification details are not released.

Streamlining

It is possible for the government to streamline the management and verification of all official documents. It must also be a weapon against identity theft and fraudulent use of services.

Thales’ Digital ID Wallet is also a dynamic communication channel between the publisher and the user. This should bring the government and citizens closer together. For example, the app can send timely reminders for vaccinations, for example.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.