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Published on 22 November 2023

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  • Decentralised architecture.

    14 June 2024

    E-ID: Further clarifications on technical implementation

    On 14 June, the FDJP briefed the Federal Council on the results of the informal consultation on the technical implementation of the new federal electronic identity (e-ID). In the responses received there is a clear demand for a high level of privacy protection and the possibility of using the e-ID abroad. In order to meet both requirements, the e-ID trust infrastructure must support different technologies in parallel, and for this, further clarifications are necessary. The FDJP is expected to submit a concrete proposal to the Federal Council by the end of the year.Press release

  • Federal Palace, population, industries and businesses as users of the trust infrastructure.

    29 May 2024

    Welcome note by Federal Councillor Beat Jans at the ParlDigiDinner

    Speech in German only

  • Tangible cards transfer to digital ones on the mobile phone.

    8 May 2024

    Audit of the Electronic proof of identity project (e-ID)

    In March 2023, the Federal Chancellery classified this as a DTI key project. For that reason, the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) has audited the project to introduce state-recognised electronic proof of identity (e-ID programme) for the first time.Audit report EFK-23256 in German, with summaries in French, Italian and English

  • 3 May 2024

    eID pilot project – Appenzell Ausserrhoden to issue electronic provisional driving licence

    The Canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden is to issue the provisional driving licence for learner drivers in digital format. The Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) and the Federal Roads Office (FEDRO), together with the Association of Swiss Road Traffic Offices (asa) and the driver and vehicle licensing office of the Canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden are launching the digital licence with a view to developing the system of state-recognised, electronic credentials (eID). The new document was presented at a joint press conference in Herisau (AR) on 3 May 2024.Press release, May 3, 2024

  • 24 April 2024

    Legal Affairs Committee of the Council of States votes to deliberate

    Press release, April 24, 2024 in German, French and Italian onlyRK-S befasst sich mit dem Urteil des EGMR (parlament.ch)La CAJ-E se penche sur l’arrêt de la CEDH (parlament.ch)La CAJ-E se penche sur l’arrêt de la CEDH (parlament.ch)

  • Discussions in the population and dialogue between state and future users of the eID trust infrastructure.

    19 March 2024

    Hearings on the E-ID Act in the National Council’s Legal Affairs Committee

    On January 19, 2024, the Commission held hearings on the Federal Act on Electronic Proof of Identity and Other Electronic Proofs.

  • Federal Palace, population, industries and businesses as users of the trust infrastructure.

    14 March 2024

    Council of States adopts the draft

    For adoption of the draft 175 votes, against 14, 1 abstention

  • 23 February 2024

    The E-ID Act in the National Council's Legal Affairs Committee

    The National Council's Legal Affairs Committee has taken up the E-ID-Act and completed its detailed deliberations at its meeting on February 23, 2024. According to the session schedule, the E-ID Act can be discussed by the National Council in the spring session (probably on March 14, 2024).

  • Dematerializing stamp over digital identity.

    22 February 2024

    fedpol invites bids for key e-ID software module

    fedpol is looking for a provider to supply a product for the online verification of the identity of persons applying for the state e-ID envisaged in the draft e-ID Act. The provider should be able to supply a proven software module for the automated verification of a person’s identity and provide support with integrating the module into the overall system. The product must be able to check that it is dealing with a real person (liveness check) and to match their facial image with existing reference images (face image verification), as well as read Swiss ID documents and verify their authenticity. The product will include a software development kit (SDK) for integrating the software into the ‹federal wallet›. A manual verification component is also required in the product, which will be used by staff at the State Identity Service (SID) at fedpol for quality assurance and in cases of automatic verification that are unclear.

  • 17 January 2024

    Welcome note on digital infrastructures by Federal Councillor Beat Jans

    Federal Councillor Beat Jans, head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police (FDJP), opened the Digital Wallets Panel together with Digitalswitzerland’s managing director Stefan Metzger on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at the Digitalswitzerland-Village in Davos with a welcome note.

  • E-ID Davos

    12 January 2024

    Programme of members of the Federal Council attending the 2024 WEF Annual Meeting

    Federal Councillor Beat Jans, head of the Federal Department of Justice and Police (FDJP), will open the Digital Wallets Panel together with Digitalswitzerland’s managing director Stefan Metzger on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at the Digitalswitzerland-Village in Davos.

  • Smartphone with digital wallet and Federal Palace.

    11 January 2024

    Schweizweites Behörden-Login nimmt den Betrieb mit Pilotkantonen auf

    (This document doesn’t exist in English. Please see the German or French version.)

  • Discussions in the population and dialogue between state and future users of the eID trust infrastructure.

    1 December 2023

    Consultation on the technology decision

    On November 22, 2023, the Federal Council adopted the draft bill and the dispatch on the new Federal Act on Electronic Identity Proof and Other Electronic Evidence (E-ID Act, BGEID) for the attention of Parliament.

  • Tangible cards transfer to digital ones on the mobile phone.

    22 November 2023

    E-ID: Federal Council adopts dispatch

    The Confederation's new electronic identity (e-ID) will enable users to identify themselves digitally in a secure, fast and uncomplicated way. At its meeting on 22 November 2023, the Federal Council adopted the dispatch on the new Federal Act on Electronic Identity Credentials and Other Electronic Credentials (E-ID Act). The e-ID will be issued by the Confederation, will guarantee the greatest possible protection of personal data, and its use will be free of charge and voluntary. The Federal Council is proposing that the infrastructure required to operate the e-ID can also be used by cantonal and communal authorities and by private individuals and entities to issue electronic credentials.

  • Smartphone with digital wallet and Federal Palace.

    27 June 2023

    Wie die E-ID die Sozialversicherungen transformieren kann

    (This document doesn’t exist in English. Please see the German or French version.)

  • Sandbox, eID in mobile phone and population.

    30 March 2023

    Opening of the Trust Infrastructure Public Sandbox

    A sandbox is a protected technical environment in which tests can be carried out. In the Trust Infrastructure Public Sandbox, authorities and private individuals and entities can gain experience with the planned trust infrastructure. Specifically, it is possible to issue and verify electronic credentials within the sandbox. The sandbox is operated by the federal government. It is planned to make the Trust Infrastructure Public Sandbox available for one year. The number of participants is limited to 40; use is free of charge. The sandbox is based on Hyperledger Indy.

  • Megaphone

    2 December 2022

    Erste Auswertung der Vernehmlassung zum neuen E-ID-Gesetz

    (This document doesn’t exist in English. Please see the German, French or Italian version.)

  • Megaphone

    29 June 2022

    E-ID: Bundesrat eröffnet Vernehmlassung

    (This document doesn’t exist in English. Please see the German, French or Italian version.)

  • Megaphone

    17 December 2021

    Bundesrat trifft Richtungsentscheid zur E-ID

    (This document doesn’t exist in English. Please see the German, French or Italian version.)

  • Megaphone

    15 October 2021

    Breite Diskussion über staatliche E-ID

    (This document doesn’t exist in English. Please see the German, French or Italian version.)