For several years now, our mobile phones have become one of our main payment methods. What seemed like a fad has become a custom. And the pandemic has contributed enormously to consolidating it. But it’s not just the cards that we carry in our wallet, and we still have to go out without it in our pocket.
We must always have identification documents with us, such as identity documents or driver’s licenses. In the latter case, for example, DGT has already taken a step forward and integrated it into a proprietary application. But with regard to the DNI, we still don’t have a solution
The European Union is implementing major changes in the management of the identity of its citizens. One of the big changes is the arrival of the European DNI, which in fact will be officially presented today in Europe. But there is much more, including a digital wallet powered by the EU itself.
With the same security we are already used to with systems like Apple Pay, this app would allow us to securely identify ourselves. both in government portals and in third-party services. It would also securely store our identity documents. And, in addition, it is possible that it serves as a means of payment.
The objective of this platform, which would be presented this week according to the Financial Times, is to limit the use of our data by private companies. What remains to be seen is how it would be implementedas well as its specifications. And, above all, if it can become an alternative to the options offered by Big Tech, so closely watched by the EU.