Do you remember those times you had to provide physical documents and ID cards to authenticate your identity, so you could open a bank account or apply for a job? No doubt, they were tedious and inconvenient.
But those are a thing of the past for Samsung, as it has developed a way to carry and provide personal info using the Galaxy S20.
With Samsung’s solution, an electronic ID (eID) can be created in just three steps: registration, verification, and application. And voila, an eID on the phone.
However, the users’ experience may vary depending on how their country’s government implements a national ID system. For the Philippines, a system is being readied this year.
A combination of end-to-end encryption, security hardware known as embedded Secure Element, and other measures ensures the eID on the phone remains secure from unauthorized tampering and data theft.
A pilot implementation for Samsung’s electronic mobile ID system is being done in Germany. No word yet regarding the global release.