Thales is supporting STC, the Czech State Printing Works of Securities and main contractor of the project, for the national rollout of government ID cards. The company has signed a multi-year contract for the deployment of interoperable multi-application e-ID cards in the Republic.
The national rollout started on January 2, 2012.
National ID and travel document
The Czech eID card will serve as a national ID and travel document in all EU countries for all citizens. The new credit-card sized eID card embeds the IAS ECC application which will permit digital signature as well as user's identification and authentication.
Thales is providing its Gemalto secure digital identity solution from its European manufacturing and competency centre.
Thales is providing its Gemalto secure digital identity solution from its European manufacturing and competency centre. The new credit-card size eID card embeds the IAS ECC application, enabling digital signature as well as user identification and authentication.
On the card, several pieces of information are printed:
- Front: surname, name, date of birth, nationality, date of expiration and Card ID number
- Back: the place of birth, identity number, address, birth name, issuing authority and date of issue.
- Some additional information can be printed upon request: marital status (by default) and academic degree (upon request).
Strong authentication token
With the card serving as a strong authentication token, usage of eGovernment services will progressively become more widespread, thereby reducing administrative burden. Now that issuance is underway; the Czech eID card is delivering on the country's promise of secure and reliable ICT across all levels of government for as many life events as possible.
The new Czech National eID is part of the eGovernment policy.