Digidentity Removes Need for Face-to-Face Checks With Remote Identification


The Hague, July 2021 - Digidentity (part of Solera Holdings Inc.), a global supplier of online digital identities has announced today that it has rolled out its Remote Identification capabilities to all clients following the successful implementation across a number of niche user groups. The technology enables organisations and their customers to reliably complete identification checks without the need for physical attendance. Available through Digidentity’s own platform, the solution leverages Near Field Communication (NFC), Liveness Detection and Selfie Check.

Providing a global product, Digidentity’s platform can verify over 4,000 different identity documentations (eg. passports, identity cards and driving licences) across more than 180 nationalities. With the introduction of Remote Identification, the organisation offers full online registration for Qualified Electronic Signatures. Ahead of its launch, the service has been extensively tested for optimisation and assessed by an independent external auditor.

With the development of Remote Identification, Digidentity can now onboard new users looking to use Qualified eSignatures within minutes. The technology completely removes the need for physical presence for identification, providing an efficient solution that significantly streamlines the verification process.

eIDAS Substantial and High are currently the highest forms of trustworthiness for online identification. The traditional method of face-to-face identification - with checks based on physical presence - can make the registration process for these identities take days or sometimes weeks. Digidentity’s Remote Identification reduces the time it takes to verify users by registering customers worldwide for Qualified Electronic Signatures (QES) ) without the need for customers or employees to identify in person. This saves both parties time and makes the registration process easier and more efficient.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Digidentity has seen a significant increase in the demand for digital identities and electronic signatures. In addition to quickly scaling the platform, Digidentity has also made the registration process more mobile-focused and has integrated NFC for its identification and verification services.

Marcel Wendt, CTO of Digidentity, says: “The development of Remote Identification is very important. It is the culmination of 13 years of developing identity services. We are proud to be leading identity verification into the future with our remote identification service, being rolled-out at an international level.”

“Remote Identification enables companies to identify both employees and customers efficiently. It can also arrange legal matters with great ease of use. This includes employment contracts, business services and onboarding processes. Following the impact of COVID-19, there has never been a greater need for this development.”

About Digidentity

Digidentity, part of Solera Holdings, Inc., is Europe’s leading online identity verification company, combining smooth usability with government-grade security. It is a trusted supplier and partner of GOV.UK Verify, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Cloud Signature Consortium, DIACC, Post Office, Deloitte and Siemens, among others. Last year alone, Digidentity realised over 300 million authentications and protected the digital identity of more than 20 million people from 180+ nationalities globally. Digidentity is an eIDAS accredited Qualified

Trust Service Provider for SBR and professional certificates, and advanced / qualified digital signatures (AES / QES).