The Swiss administration is currently hard at work to establish the groundwork for a Swiss E-ID law and practical framework. While some form of electronic identity already exists in many countries around us, a Swiss variant was rejected in 2021 at the ballot. With various actors attempting to bring E-ID to Switzerland, SI uses this spotlight to inform our members about the going-ons and open challenges of E-ID in Switzerland. Using our international connections, we also bring E-ID concepts from abroad intot the discussion. We as IT professionals can use this opportunity to get involved. To this end, SI hosts events with various stakeholders in the development of E-ID and has small working group on the topic.
SI hosts the yearly Swiss IT Congress SITC. This year, the topic of the congress was „E-ID in Switzerland“, with speakers from the Swiss government and academia and perspectives from other countries that have already implemented some form of E-ID.
The SITC offers a platform for participants to discuss the challenges and opportunities of E-ID as well as how a successful implementation in Switzerland could help the country.
You can find out more about the SITC and the presentations on the SITC website.
E-ID is not just a topic in Switzerland. Aadhaar is the biometric ID system used in India. In an online talk, Indukumar Vellapillil-Hari introduced SI members to the complexities and opportunities of the Indian solution but also the challenges that come with it. Indukumar also presented at the SITC 2023.