eIDAS 2 Regulation Deadline Reinforces the Requirement to Prioritize and Accelerate Digital ID Wallet Strategies

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By Lucas Stewart | 2Q 2022 | IN-6582


France to Employ NFC Technology in Smartphones for Digital ID Generation


The French ‘Digital Identify Guarantee Service’ (SGIN) application will soon accommodate for the generation and storage of identity documents through scanning electronic national ID cards with Near Field Communication (NFC) smartphones. The generated digital ID seeks to allow the use of civil status data to verify identities in the digital world and to expand applications, including within the physical world. It will enable access to a number of private and public online services connected to the FranceConnect platform, allow proof of age without superfluous data being presented, and be usable for social benefit access, among other use cases. The method of provisioning documents employed, being via NFC, represents a more advanced mechanism than instances of scanning documents with a handset’s camera such as in other digital ID programs. While only applicable at launch for new French national identity cards (CNIE) issued after August 2021, the service will be extended to passport and residence permits by the end of 2022, leaving …

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