An electronic identity (eID) should enable users to identify themselves correctly and securely on the internet. For this they need an eID.
The legal framework for a secure identification solution for online services has been in place since the 2019 autumn session. In the final vote, Parliament approved the Federal Act on Electronic Identification Services (eID Act). This marks an important milestone. As in many other areas, the law stipulates that the state and the private sector are to share tasks. While Swiss companies provide the means of authentication for eID, the state is responsible for providing and confirming an individual's identity, as well as for the legal requirements and the supervision of private providers. This solution is open to technology and can react flexibly to rapidly changing needs and technologies. Opponents of this division of responsibilities launched a referendum in October 2019. The committee is calling for a ban on private companies participating in eID.
|Prepare a legally binding collaboration between government task and private implementation by identity providers; ensure stakeholder management.||01.07.2021|
|Enable the assignment of the eID registration number to AHVN13 in the administrative systems of all levels of government; support pilot eID applications.||31.12.2021|
|Provide all basic government services which are the responsibility of fedpol and which are necessary for the operation and use of eID.||31.12.2021|
Federal Office of Police fedpol
Contact person: Philippe Lorenz
Contact: philippe.lorenz(at)fedpol.admin.ch, +41 58 485 08 44