Last month, digital identity solution provider Evidos held an event titled “Your digital ID as a legal identity document, gone with a copy of your passport!” at their offices in Haarlem, Netherlands. The event problematised many institutions requiring physical copies of documents to prove identity, such as a passport, and the efficiency of this process.
Evidos’ founder, Kick Willemse, summed up the tone of the event in making a toast to doing away with copying physical passport documents to prove identity.
The digital identity event also analysed just why we may begin to realise the above ambition to scrap copying ID documents. The trends leading to the uptake of digital proof are: the Dutch government isn’t behind handing over physical documents and copying them to prove identity; the Dutch data protection authority isn’t behind copies, either; eID systems are improving; new AML laws; and eID solutions from neighbouring countries.
Read more about the above developments here.