FINMA Gives Permission to Scan Chips during the Online Identification Process
2021-05-24 | News & Media

FINMA Gives Permission to Scan Chips during the Online Identification Process

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA is updating the procedure of the online identification using the NFC verification by scanning the chip embedded in biometric identity documents.

Taking account of the technological development, FINMA enable the financial intermediaries to dispense with the bank transfer as the verification step and to verify their clients by means of Smartphone-Apps, which will read the information like photo and personal data from the chips installed in E-passports, ID cards and driving licenses. These changes will come into effect on 1 June 2021.

In addition, with the aim to support the automated online identification, FINMA will also allow to use geolocation as the place of residence confirmation.

Source: https://www.finma.ch/en/news/2021/05/20210517-mm-rs-16-07-online-identifizierung/

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