The eID will allow citizens to use their smartphones as digital identification tools, specifically the Samsung Galaxy S20.
Samsung works on the arrival of new devices, such as the series Galaxy Note20 which will be officially presented next August 5 at an online event. However, the South Korean company also keeps track of its past releases, and if you have it in your possession a high-end Samsung Galaxy this novelty you will loveespecially if it’s a Galaxy S20.
Soon the documents and physical identification cards can be converted to digital format for those users of a Samsung Galaxy S20 in some countries, as confirmed by the company itself on its official blog. The electronic identification system (eID) will allow citizens use their smartphones as digital identification tools And the company itself believes that eIDs will reduce the time it takes to verify an identity by creating a bank account or other processes that require authentication. A service that will come soon to the Galaxy S20 and that will only be offered in those countries that issue identification cards with NFC support.
The technology giant has explained that the registration process will be really simple, since users will touch their smartphones with their NFC-enabled cards, and then they must enter a PIN code. In this way, the identification card information is sent to the relevant authorities so that be checked and verified. Once done, the encrypted eID is stored on the mobile phone and at that time users will be able to access the document any time they need it.
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The eID will allow citizens to use their smartphones as digital identification tools
In the statement, the Asian company affirms that the use of eID in its terminals derives from the development of a hardware security chip: the integrated secure element (eSE), which was announced last May and is proof of manipulations and generates “Non-cloneable keys” for stronger authentication. On the other hand, Samsung also ensures that it works independently of the security processes of the main chipset.
At the moment it has not been confirmed when the eID will be available, but it is known that the German national electronic identification service will be the first to connect to the system on Galaxy S20 devices later this year. Of course, it is not yet known when this service will be adopted by other countries, so it only remains to wait for the South Korean company itself to offer new information in this regard.
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