Press release from AUTHADA 31.03.2020
The identification service of AUTHADA GmbH has been examined and confirmed according to the Technical Guidelines of the German Federal Office for Information Security. Since March 20, 2020, AUTHADA is now a certified service provider for the eID function.
Darmstadt, March 31, 2020 – A milestone in the company’s history has been achieved: Since March 20, 2020, AUTHADA GmbH has been officially certified by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) according to TR-03128 – service provider for the eID function.
For this certification, the compliance of the identification service of AUTHADA GmbH with the Technical Guideline BSI TR-03128 was checked and confirmed by the BSI.
The certification as an identification service provider entitles AUTHADA now to perform identifications for its customers for all business purposes. This means in particular: Previously, AUTHADA GmbH was restricted to regulated markets with a legal basis for the collection of identity data when identifying persons using their electronic identity (eID) on behalf of its customers. For example, when opening a current account, where the new customer identifies himself to the bank with the digital identification solution from AUTHADA. Here the legal basis for identification is the Money Laundering Act (GwG). The new certification broadens the usability of the electronic identity immensely; the identification solution can now be used in the financial sector and the insurance sector as well as in the telecommunications industry, in eBetting, eHealth, eCommerce or in the mobility sector.
“Through the certification as a service provider for the eID function, AUTHADA GmbH will be able to develop markets that are not subject to regulation – such as the eCommerce industry – in addition to regulated markets such as the financial sector,” says Andreas Plies, CEO and co-founder of AUTHADA GmbH. “The opening of new markets for AUTHADA in this way means an enormously positive development, which will have a noticeable effect on the company’s growth.
The basis for certification as a service provider for the eID function was already established last year: With the official certification according to ISO/IEC 27001 by TÜV PROFICERT, the certification body of TÜV Hessen, received in October 2019, the certification process was initiated, which has now been successfully completed: AUTHADA is an identification service provider (IDA) according to the Technical Guideline of the Federal Office for Information Security BSI TR-03128.
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