National Mobile ID schemes Learning from today's best practices


Looking ahead to 2020, many studies show the predominant role that mobile devices and - more broadly - connected objects, will have in our lives. The OECD reports that over 96% of the world population will be equipped with a cell phone by 2018 with over 7 billion cell phones in circulation. Mobility will be an essential factor for the agility and adaptability of the individual.

Some visionary countries have made the leap to mobile identity or m-ID, meaning the creation of a mechanism - initiated using the eID component - for accessing online services with a high level of security thanks to mobile devices. Electronic identity can be one of the bonds of trust between citizens and online public services, and in some countries banking services. This intuitive choice was founded on the hope of achieving better market penetration, better take-up by citizens and, as a corollary, a more optimum distribution of e-Government services.

The success and rapid uptake by citizens of m-Government services in all countries that have chosen to focus intensively on mobile communication devices to foster proximity and e-inclusion have demonstrated the strength of the bond of identification offered by mobile.

This white paper is provided by Gemalto.

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