Poll suggests Switzerland wants state-run eID system

Tuesday 28 May 2019 13:07 CET | News

The majority of Swiss people appear to have rejected a decision by the government and parliament to hand control of a national eID scheme to the private sector.

In March 2019, parliament endorsed the government’s recommendation to allow private sector companies to build a system for electronic identities. The front-runner is one developed by Swiss Post and the Swiss Railways.

Findings of a recent poll show that around 87% of respondents said they wanted the state to not just check a national eID system, but also control it. About 80% wanted to use eID to sign legally-binding signatures, a service that is not available on the leading system.

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