Gemalto to supply new Digital Identity Solution for the Swedish Tax Agency
Amsterdam, Jan. 31, 2017 - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, has been awarded a multi-year contract to supply its eGov authentication platform for online services, Premium Polycarbonate eID cards and a comprehensive Enrollment and Issuance solution to Skatteverket, the Swedish Tax Agency1. This ID card provides official proof of identity and access to a range of government services and can be issued to all residents, regardless if they have Swedish citizenship or not. In the future, the development of a secure digital identity will enable users to also access online services of Skatteverket and other Swedish authorities2, with eGov enabling strong authentication.
"By using our cloud-based eGov platform to securely authenticate citizens online, the interaction with authorities will be simplified," said Tommi Nordberg, Senior Vice President of Government Programs at Gemalto. "As a result we can offer extended support to Skatteverket's digital identity scheme and end users, and encourage greater use of the eID cards online."
1 The Swedish Tax Agency (Swedish: Skatteverket) is a government agency in Sweden responsible for national tax collection and administering the population registration.
2 The online services will in the near future enable end users to access all information held about themselves, or their private company, in the tax records. The electronic ID will also give access to several other authorities.
[Editor's note: This version of the press release is changed relative to the original version which was first released Jan 31, 2017. This version has rephrased the second footnote.]