The identity card is becoming digital.
Samsung is working together with the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), Bundesdruckerei and Deutsche Telekom Security on a hardware-based security architecture that will allow us to store our ID card – and later also our driving licence, health card and other sensitive documents – on our smartphone.
These documents will be stored safely in an embedded secure element.
The eSE (embedded secure element) is a tamper-proof chip that can be embedded in any mobile device. It ensures that data is stored in a secure location and information is only shared with authorized applications and people.
The aim is to provide citizens a simple way to keep sensitive documents safely with them at all times. The solution is the smartphone that almost everyone always carries with them.
Would you store your data such as personal ID, driving licence, health card, etc. on your smartphones? We are interested in your comments.