Technology pioneered by digital identity specialist Entrust will be imbedded in Spain’s new electronic identity cards.
In addition to its physical security measures, the electronic ID card will have a digital certificate for authentication and digital signature capabilities.
The centralized infrastructure supporting this effort will consist of a hierarchical architecture, including, among other elements, certification authorities and registration authorities provided by Entrust.
SIA CEO Enrique Palomares noted, The implementation of the electronic National Identity Card will provide all the elements to more securely identify Spanish citizens, and provide a user-friendly process to carry out procedures that require a digital signature. As a leader in securing governments world-wide, Entrust was the natural choice for this effort.