Mastercard als globaler Identity-Provider

Von Ralf Keuper

Mastercard befindet sich auf dem Weg zum globalen Identity-Provider. Nach Australien führt das Kreditkartenunternehmen nun auch in Nordmazedonien ein Pilotprojekt durch (Vgl. dazu: Mastercard’s Products for Identity and Authentication Continue to Gain Government Adoption & Republic of North Macedonia, Mastercard Design National Digital Identity Service to Help Grow Digital Economy).

Zum Pilotprojekt in Nordmazedonien:

The partnership is intended to bring local digital identity and related services – like digital document signing and verification – that citizens of North Macedonia can use across a number of day-to-day activities. Among the first applications are electronic “Know Your Customer” activities to support remote opening for new bank accounts, without visiting a branch in person, and new prepaid and postpaid mobile phone accounts. …

This first-of-its-kind effort will build on the recently created digital identity regulations in North Macedonia and broader European eIDAS (electronic identification, authentication and trust services) standards. Once launched, it will also enable seamless digital interactions between businesses and government agencies across the region and around the globe. …

The partnership will promote open collaboration with governments, banks, mobile network operators, universities and other partners to shape the services. In addition to the digital identity service, Mastercard will also support other e-government initiatives and promote related best practices from other geographies.

Derweil ist in Schottland ein vergleichbares Pilotprojekt gestartet (Vgl. dazu: Digital Identity Scotland begins prototype project). Dort verfolgt man eine Attribute-Strategy

This would make use of the attributes of an identity – such as name, address, date of birth and possibly biometrics – for different services as appropriate.

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