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Physical, Digital, Mobile Unite for Future Government Identity

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Mobile ID Will Experience a CAGR of 24%


  • ABCorp
  • Austriacard
  • Elyctis
  • HID Global
  • Matica Technologies
  • Otto Kunnecke
  • MORE

“Physical, Digital, Mobile unite for future Government Identity” focuses on analyzing solutions for five document types - passports, ID cards, driving licenses, healthcare cards, and others (voters cards, residency documents, vehicle registration documents...). It analyzes major trends and challenges, the Digital ID and Mobile ID architecture and available solutions. Standardization, interoperability, regulation and privacy issues, among others, are also discussed.

The report “Physical, Digital, Mobile unite for future Government Identity” forecasts identity documents’ shipments and their installed base in five different types between 2017 and 2022. Moreover, product and services revenues are also computed for each type during the forecast period.

According to “Physical, Digital, Mobile unite for future Government Identity” Mobile ID will experience a CAGR of 24% during the forecast period fueled by dematerialization of driving licenses and healthcare documents in some pioneering markets.

The report “Physical, Digital, Mobile unite for future Government Identity” has been conducted combining the author's long-standing experience and unique positioning in the secure transactions industry with interviews with key players in the Government Identity industry. It is an essential tool to all key stakeholders in secure transactions and especially Government Identity industries such as solution providers, hardware and software providers, system integrators, standards organizations, technology developers, etc.

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  • ABCorp
  • Austriacard
  • Elyctis
  • HID Global
  • Matica Technologies
  • Otto Kunnecke
  • MORE

Executive Summary

Key Definitions

1 Introduction
1.1 Types of identity documents
1.2 Identity management

2 Digital ID
2.1 Authentication & Authorization
2.2 Authentication and Authorization standards
2.3 Digital signature
2.4 e-Government
2.5 Security standardization providers

3 Mobile ID
3.1 Advantages of Mobile ID usage
3.1.1 Citizens
3.1.2 Government
3.1.3 Private companies
3.2 eIDAS
3.3 Mobile ID Architecture

4 Companies and solutions
4.1 ABCorp
4.2 Access IS
4.3 Arjo Systems
4.4 ASK
4.5 Atlantic Zeiser
4.6 Austriacard
4.7 Aware
4.8 Cognitec Systems
4.9 Crossmatch
4.10 De La Rue
4.11 Elyctis
4.12 Entrust Datacard
4.13 Evolis
4.14 Gemalto
4.15 Giesecke & Devrient
4.16 HID Global
4.17 ID&Trust
4.18 Imprimerie Nationale
4.19 Infineon Technologies
4.20 IPZS
4.21 Matica Technologies
4.22 NXP Semiconductors
4.23 OSD
4.24 OT-Morpho
4.24.1 Oberthur Technologies
4.24.2 Safran Identity&Security
4.25 Otto Kunnecke
4.26 PWPW
4.27 SecureKey
4.28 Surys
4.29 UL
4.30 X Infotech

5 Forecasts

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  • ABCorp
  • Austriacard
  • Elyctis
  • HID Global
  • Matica Technologies
  • Otto Kunnecke
  • MORE

Identity is important for every human living in today’s world. All types of it are important, for example, psychological identification is crucial for a person, it helps to realize one’s place in the society. However, what is probably even more crucial nowadays is a government identity. Without this document, all the processes, operations and interactions in a modern world become impossible or extremely complicated.

An identity document (also called a piece of identification or ID, or colloquially as papers) is any document that may be used to prove a person's identity. If issued in a small, standard credit card size form, it is usually called an identity card (ID card). Some countries issue formal identity documents, while others may require identity verification using informal documents. When the identity document incorporates a person's photograph, it may be called photo ID.

In the absence of a national ID card program, a driver's license may be accepted in many countries for identity verification. Some countries do not accept driver's licenses for identification, often because in those countries they do not expire as documents and can be already old or easily forged. Most countries accept passports as a form of identification. Some countries require all people to have an identity document available at any time. Many countries require all foreigners to have a passport or occasionally a national identity card from their country available at any time if they do not have a residence permit in the country.

So, it is evident that government identity document is very important. All means of security and services should be used in order to improve the quality of these documents.

As the whole world develops technology comes to all parts of our life. That is why there is a trend of new types of identity documents emerging. Two relatively new concepts: Digital ID and Mobile ID which have been used extensively in other sectors like commerce, banking, social media and entertainment is now embracing the world of government identity.

Digital ID is an online identity, which is equivalent to the personal ID of a person or entity adopted in cyberspace. All the information collected online concerning a person or an organization takes part of a Digital ID. We are using web services almost on a daily basis, for example, in order to make an online payment, which needs to be secure. Digital ID plays a crucial role for operations like this one. More precise and accurate the identification is, more secure is the operation.

Now, eID programs in different countries propose electronic services. An example of already existing governmental application is Estonia’s Digital ID. This European country has been applying this approach since 2002. Every citizen in the country is being issued by the state with a smart ID card that allows having an access to numerous different services. For example, people can pay their taxes or vote without leaving their own house.

All sectors and services are moving online. Moreover, many services are becoming available in a mobile version. Identity documents are just in the beginning of this path. According to GlobalPlatform, a non-profit association that defines and develops specifications in the field of security, Mobile ID can potentially replace plastic cards, badges and ID cards and allow users to complete identification, authentication, authorization, payments and digital signatures. Physical personal identification data can be stored and accessed in a mobile device, eliminating the need to carry a wallet, an identity document or wait in a queue for replacing of a document.

However, new concepts require higher levels of security because nowadays a Digital ID and Mobile ID could be stolen after a hack.

Moreover, new systems are harder to implement because of the massiveness of these projects. Any country needs to build a completely new issuance system. Also, registration and enrollment processes should evolve. Government officials must be able to control new types of identities. Identity management must be improved. Technology must be compliant to devices in use. Governments should consider authentication, authorization, encryption, and signatures in a number of different scenarios.

New concepts should provide governments and citizens with high level of security. For example, the concept of Mobile ID could include biometrics: fingerprints, iris or face-recognition. Furthermore, the application of Secure Elements (SE) like SIM cards and embedded SEs is a real advantage in terms of security. Digital ID implies the usage of different types of credentials and several types of authentication factors.

Creating such a system could be a very difficult task. That is why government bodies should join forces with private entities. The existing databases of private entities could enormously help governments while launching a project.

There are already some projects who use this model and their results are positive. However, these are the projects that include the convergence of three categories: Physical ID, Digital ID and Mobile ID.

According to “Physical, Digital, Mobile unite for future Government Identity” by 2022, Mobile ID solutions will account for EUR 800 million in revenues. In addition, revenues are expected to grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 24% during the forecast period. The installed base of governmental Mobile ID solutions will reach more than 1.5 billion documents around the world, while the installed base of Physical ID with chip will represent 5.5 billion documents, demonstrating that Digital and Mobile ID solutions will bring additional features to identity documents, while Physical ID with chip will continue to grow.

This report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years (2017-2022). The report “Physical, Digital, Mobile unite for future Government Identity” forecasts different types of identity documents and solutions shipments and their installed base for all categories (Physical, Digital and Mobile) and in five different types of solutions. Moreover, product and services revenues are also computed for each type over the forecast period.

All in all, in upcoming years new projects will evolve. But it is important to mention that the convergence of between private and government entities will guarantee the most of success.

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  • ABCorp
  • ASK
  • Access IS
  • Arjo Systems
  • Atlantic Zeiser
  • Austriacard
  • Aware
  • Cognitec Systems
  • Crossmatch
  • De La Rue
  • Elyctis
  • Entrust Datacard
  • Evolis
  • Gemalto
  • Giesecke & Devrient
  • HID Global
  • ID&Trust
  • IPZS
  • Imprimerie Nationale
  • Infineon Technologies
  • Matica Technologies
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • OSD
  • OT-Morpho
  • Oberthur Technologies
  • Otto Kunnecke
  • PWPW
  • Safran Identity&Security
  • SecureKey
  • Surys
  • UL
  • X Infotech
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