Sunday , May 9 2021

What can you do with an e-ID? More than you think

The development of e-id in Sweden has long been transferred to banks – id banks became almost synonymous with e-id.

One of the few challengers is Freja Eid, a mobile e-identity launched last spring by the security company Veisec.

But Johan Henrikson, CEO of Verisec, believes that much will happen in the future. One is the beginning of a proposal for the state to ensure the issuance of e-IDs by inserting into state IDs issued by the police – for the highest degree of trust, only state certificates are sufficient.

– From our point of view, that is a very positive proposition. One of our biggest challenges is that, if we want to issue e-mails on a mobile phone, we need to start from some form of physical identification. The problem is that we know that driving licenses are forged, he says.

– We can not ask questions digitally to the Traffic Agency, so we need to call each driver's license. Police, on the other hand, went ahead – we can digitally guess their passport register. So it's easier if it's a new e-connector on a physical card. And when the problem is safer, we get that kind of fraud.

It also emphasizes that the state e-ID does not remove the need for mobile e-ID.

– What we are doing is building services where you can use your e-ID through your mobile device and app, the state does not intend to do so.

Instead, with the e-identification that is entered in the physical ID, a base screw is created based on the vendors that are on the market. And too small, says Johan Henrikson.

– An important part of getting things is to get more players in the market. Sweden has a unique concentration dominated by a player in several other countries. Competition occurs only when the market is functioning and it is difficult to get into the situation when the div is sitting on all transactions, he says.

Moreover, it is not easy to enter the market. It requires numerous certifications, and then it must also attract a range of services and the number of individuals so it is upside down.

At the same time, he sees open spaces for new areas where ID Bank does not exist. It's about how to see how e-id can become more and more digital identity.

Johan Henrikson
Johan Henrikson.

"Do you think digital identity will be wider than today, and you also see the potential in it," he says.

Johan Henrikson points out that there are whole areas where there is a need for digital identities – such as a school or sports movement.

– All students who have national exams must make them fully digital – then we must actually have some form of identification document.

And this is also about changing the point of view by looking at e-identification as something static that must always have the highest level of trust.

– We need a clear regulatory framework from the state. Today there is a credibility framework that can be simplified and clarified so that different levels of trust can be created for different purposes. We are on that path, but we do not come there in reality. At the same time, we need to make this transition to attract more players.

This broader view of digital identity is what can advance development.

– We have to think about what we can use for more. Maybe I can manage a smart home for a few years. When I Sell Your Smart House – How to Transfer Customer Right? There are no such mechanisms today.

It is also about how e-IDs can move to the technology that comes in and not just lies in our cell phones.

– We should never think that the mobile phone is the only carrier, surely not. When we have Google and Alex in our homes, we may need a mechanism to identify them more than just Hello to Google.

We also have to consider when it is really necessary to always leave all his personal information. An example can be Systembolaget – the only thing it takes is that there is a clear sign that a person is trading over 20 years. There you can use chips with just the necessary information.

"If you start asking the question what is really needed – yes, then people start to think," says Johan Henrikson.

Do you think it is moving so that we will see increased competition and the development of the e-identification market?

– I think we're on the right track. We've seen some new e-IDs and they will be more – but maybe just a few in Sweden, because we're only 10 million.

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