Swiss Post and national Swiss railway company, SBB have planned to provide a uniform digital identity for private individuals, companies and authorities in Switzerland by autumn 2017 through a joint venture. SBB’s investment in Swiss Post’s subsidiary SwissSign AG was recently given the green light by the Competition Commission (COMCO) and the EU Commission.
Swiss Post and SBB are launching a standardised digital identity (Swiss e-ID) in autumn 2017. The solution will enable users to access various online services using a single secure login in future. Authorities and companies will benefit from the identity’s improved quality, allowing them to expand their online services securely and to make them more efficient.
The decision by the authorities enables both partners to rapidly develop the solution and to adhere to the scheduled launch date of autumn 2017.Source: Swiss Post