Rolf Günther

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Original source (german): eGov Präsenz 1/11

Author: Rolf Günter

Publication: eGov Präsenz 1/11

Differences between SuisseID and German identity card

Virtual Citizen in Switzerland and in Germany

The majority of internet users today communicate online with authorities. Citizens can check the political fields, download official forms or book appointments online. The virtual authority office, with a complete electronic process management between citizens and the public administration, is still rarely used. The reason for this is, that only few people can provide a really unique identification in the online world. Many citizens and authorities do not trust the eID options. Both in Switzerland and in Germany there are eID tokens that are safe and recognized by public authorities and companies. In Germany, this is the new ID card, in Switzerland it is called the SuisseID..

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