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Germany to Begin Rollout of Open National Digital Identity Service ‘Later This Year’

– NFC World

People in Germany will soon be able to store their national ID on their smartphone

Through a government-backed service, people with a Samsung Galaxy S20 phone will be able to securely store their national ID as an eID. The program will be rolled out to other Samsung phones at a later date.

“Once verified, the mobile eID will be stored securely on the smartphone and can be used to open a bank account, use eGovernment services and more.”

Samsung hopes that this will be the first step towards fully fledged digital identity.

Soon, they may also be able to remotely verify their identity to access and send confidential medical records, open a bank account, or vote using their smartphone

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