In an effort to increase the use of electronic services of local governments, DEUS (Data Centre for Electronisation of Local Governments) is launching a mobile application called mID, that enables citizens to communicate with local governments online.
The mID application cooperates with the DCOM information system, thus it is accessible to more than 2,100 municipalities. For citizens, entrepreneurs and municipalities involved in the DCOM project, the application is free of charge.
The aim of the project was to create a mobile ID in order to enable official matters to be handled via smartphones operating on Apple’s iOS as well as Google’s Android anytime and from anywhere. The mID application was created as an alternative that allows a certain type of electronic services to be used by all citizens, not only those who have an electronic ID card with a chip and who can communicate via a PC with installed software and a reader. mID follows global trends and, like in the USA, Austria or Estonia, moves identity to the smartphone. mID provides an alternative that simplifies and speeds up access to electronic services without compromising the data security and it is in accordance with applicable legal standards.
The role of PosAm in the implementation of the mID project was to design the architecture of the solution and to interconnect the components covering the main functionalities of the solution. When selecting the mobile application platform, the signing component and the module for verifying the user’s identity through facial biometrics, we rely on proven solutions from Slovakia representing technological excellence of world class.
mID offers a highly suitable form of communication with the authorities also in relation to the current Covid-19 pandemic, as it eliminates the necessity for a physical contact between people, thus minimising the risk of transmission. In addition, it increases comfort by allowing users to register their mobile identity and use the system immediately from the comfort of their living room. The application currently cooperates with the DCOM information system, which is used by more than 70% of local governments yet is technically ready to integrate with central government portals or third party services. It is used for online user registration, logging in to the system and signing electronic submissions.
At PosAm, we believe that with the benefits the application offers, it will quickly find many satisfied users.
The mID application is published on Google Play and the App Store.
You can find more about the application, its installation and use here
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