The German Identity Card — Concepts and Applications

  • Andreas Reisen


In future, biométric identifiers, an electronic authentication and optionally a qualified electronic signature will be included in the German identity card to establish a more reliable connection between the card and its holder and to enable citizens to prove their identity online. This facilitates a number of e-government and e-business applications. Thus, the citizens’ identity card will become a key component of the identity management infrastructure in Germany.


Identity Card Electronic Identity Reliable Connection Authentication Function Handwritten Signature 
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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlag | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Reisen
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  1. 1.Office of the Chief Information OfficerFederal Ministry of the InteriorGermany

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