Pilot electronic ID card starts at The Hague




Interior Minister Ronald Plasterk, the Dutch first electronic identity card issued within the framework of a pilot project, which has started Monday in The Hague. The card users can log online and reduced government services.

At this moment citizens in the Netherlands still use DigiD as they diminish public on the Internet, according to the ministry . The pilot will examine whether this can be done through the electronic identity card. The advantage of alternate login methods is that there is added an additional layer of protection and that citizens no longer depend on a single log-in system, which sometimes problems can cause. Last year, the Dutch privacy regulator also gave all that DigiD not safe enough is.

On the operation of the card the message mentions only that the data stored on the electronic identity on a chip that can be read by a card reader. It would also be conducted other tests in addition to the pilot in The Hague. So test a thousand people in Eindhoven and Groningen electronic license. In addition, there are 30,000 people involved in the pilot log private funds, which is carried out in collaboration with different companies. These all fall within the Idensys appointments.

After the evaluation of the pilots the government will take a final decision on the different log resources.


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