According to news from the First Conference on Authentication and Electronic Signature using the e-DNI, organised by ASIMELEC, the General Administration has launched 234 services that can be accessed online using the electronic ID card, and the Autonomous Communities have another 128.
The conference attracted 150 professionals who received the latest news regarding the possibilities of the electronic ID, which has already been issued to 500,000 Spaniards in 38 cities across 22 provinces.
The conference insisted on the need for the private sector to encourage the development of applications that are capable of enhancing and taking advantage of the new e-DNI’s functionality.
Manuel Torres, from the Spanish security firm Safelayer, which is involved in the launch of the electronic ID card, said that the scope of the Spanish project and the speed of its implementation places Spain at the forefront of electronic identification systems for citizens worldwide and as a reference for other countries that are planning to launch similar systems.
He remarked that Spain should use its experience to coordinate and establish standardisation commitments that may lead to the interoperability of the Spanish document in other countries.
Safelayer Secure Communications S.A. is a Spanish company that was founded in May 1999 and is devoted to manufacturing security software solutions for managing digital identity, electronic signature and data protection. The company has developed all of its technology in Spain and is currently Spanish market leader in security. Today, Safelayer technology sustains the three major certification and digital identification projects in Spain: the Spanish Royal Mint, or FNMT, the Digital ID (DNI Electrónico) and the Digital Passport. Similarly, Safelayer technology ensures the NATO e-mail system.
Safelayer technology, based on open standards, is characterised by its strength, simplicity and flexibility and it is endorsed by the Common Criteria EAL2 and EAL4+ maximum quality certifications.