Gemalto scoops Swedish deal

31/01/17

Gemalto has been awarded a multi-year contract to supply its eGov authentication platform for online services, Premium Polycarbonate eID cards and a comprehensive Enrolment and Issuance solution to Skatteverket, the Swedish Tax Agency. This ID card provides official proof of identity and access to a range of government services and can be issued to all residents, whether they have Swedish citizenship or not. In the future, the development of a secure digital identity will enable users to also access online services of Skatteverket and other Swedish authorities, with eGov enabling strong authentication. 

Gemalto is due to begin supplying and personalising the ID cards in early 2017 for a period of at least five years. The company says demand for these cards has been steadily increasing since they were first introduced in 2009. Applicants will be able to provide their signature and be photographed at one of 27 nationwide offices where Gemalto will deploy more than 80 enrolment kiosks as well as desktop stations. This information will be sent directly and securely to Gemalto for card issuance. The personalised cards will be distributed via a network of 38 offices. Gemalto is also supplying smart card readers to support end users accessing government and financial institutions’ services online.

“By using our cloud-based eGov platform to securely authenticate citizens online, the interaction with authorities will be simplified,” says Tommi Nordberg, senior vice president of Government Programs at Gemalto. “As a result we can offer extended support to Skatteverket's digital identity scheme and end users, and encourage greater use of the eID cards online.”

Gemalto will be exhibiting at connect:ID 2017 in Washington, DC and at SDW2017 in London.

connect:ID – 1-3 May 2017 in Washington DC. connect:ID is an innovative international conference and a free global exhibition that together focus on all aspects of identity technologies and the opportunities for their management in both the physical and digital worlds.

Free exhibition entry | Buy conference pass

SDW 2017 – 26-28 June 2017 in London, UK. SDW is a world-leading conference and exhibition event for those in the identity marketplace, focusing on intrinsic document security including the latest innovations in design, production and use.

Free exhibition entry | Buy conference pass

 

 

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