Verisec wants to make Freja eID+ the first Swedish electronic identity in the EU

Press release

IT security company Verisec announces today that it has filed an informal application to the Swedish government to submit the company’s electronic identity Freja eID + as Sweden’s official e-ID within eIDAS, the EU’s eco system for cross-border electronic identities.

On January 17, 2018, Freja eID + became Sweden’s first mobile e-ID to be approved by the Swedish E-identification Board for the quality mark Svensk E-legitimation (Swedish Electronic Identity). This means that the service is being reviewed against a national trust framework and that the e-ID can be trusted for public and private use.

eIDAS is an EU regulation which means that from September 29, 2018, it is mandatory for public authorities throughout the EU to allow login with foreign e-IDs as well as domestic e-IDs´. In addition to the EU countries, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein are also participating in eIDAS. Each country must report which electronic identity it wants to allow within the eIDAS system, and Sweden has not yet decided which Swedish e-IDs will be included. More information about eIDAS is available at www.elegnamnden.se.

The government has not yet delegated the decision-making scheme regarding how to apply for the registration of Swedish e-IDs to eIDAS and, therefore, there is no formal possibility to apply. Verisec has therefore submitted its informal application to the Swedish E-identification Board, based on the company’s assessment that this authority is most likely to be given the responsibility to handle this issue.

Johan Henrikson, CEO Verisec, comments:
“Receiving official recognition for Freja eID+ in Sweden was an important first step in making our solution the key to millions of Swede’s digital lives. Getting Freja eID+ reviewed as an official e-ID within the EU is a natural next step. Since Freja eID+ is the only mobile solution approved for the quality mark Svensk E-legitimation (Swedish Electronic Identity), which is available to all Swedish citizens, we believe that the chances are good for our solution to be one of the e-IDs Sweden will submit to eIDAS.”

For more information, please contact:
Johan Henrikson, CEO Verisec
Mobile: +46 733 45 89 02
E-mail: johan.henrikson@verisec.com

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