Denmark changes e-identification: this is how Swedish companies are affected
Published: May 2, 2022, 1:38 p.m.Jason Coombes is COO at ZignSec. Imagine if BankID were to be replaced all of a sudden. The equivalent is now happening in Denmark, one of the EU’s most digitized countries, which in 2022 will replace its system for electronic identification. – This means that Swedish companies that sell to Denmark must redo their processes, says Jason Coombes, COO at ZignSec, a of eleven certified MitID agents who also provide global coverage for digital identity verification.Read more about how you can handle identification requirements in different marketsDenmark, just like the rest of the Nordic region, was early in testing various digital solutions and is today in the absolute top of Europe when it comes to digitalised countries. – Above all, Denmark was among the very first countries in Europe to create a national e-identification, called NemID, says Jason Coombes. – At the same time, they took a holistic approach and ensured that NemID could be used throughout society, on everything from healthcare to tax returns to e-commerce. It became part of everyday life. This, combined with the well-developed mobile coverage, means that the European Commission now lists Denmark as a leader in Europe when it comes to digitalisation, but now the country has chosen to make a big change. Instead of continuing to develop NemID, it has been replaced by a new system called MitID. – Denmark has chosen to develop a new electronic ID system to be one step ahead in terms of security and thus be able to meet future digital threats and challenges in a ways that would not have been possible with NemID.
Requires certified agent
The fact that the country is now changing e-identification does not only mean that citizens must download a new app, it also means that all Swedish companies that want to do business with Danes, for example via e-commerce, must change their systems to be able to manage MitID as replaces NemID. But that is not enough. – In order to be able to use MitID, companies must also, for security reasons, go through a so-called MitID broker, a type of agent who meets strict certification requirements. There are currently eleven certified MitID agents. One of them is ZignSec, a Swedish company that works to help companies automate and manage identification requirements in various markets, not only in the Nordic region or Europe but throughout the world.
A connection for all digital ID solutions
One of the companies that has taken the help of ZignSec is Videoslots. By connecting to ZignSec’s platform, they have access to both Swedish BankID and Danish MitID and most other eID solutions via one and the same connection. This connection also gives the gaming company access to a comprehensive set of regulatory compliant software solutions for digital identity verification and customer knowledge. – Our digital age creates opportunities for companies to expand rapidly abroad, the big challenge is to meet regulatory requirements for customer knowledge in several jurisdictions. It is in the face of such challenges that our aggregation model and global coverage is a great asset for our customers, sums up Jason Coombes.Read more about how you can handle identification requirements in different marketsThe article is produced by Brand Studio in collaboration with ZignSec and not an article by Dagens industri