PID - Verification
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What is the PID ?

Person Identification Data (PID) is a set of attributes consisting of personal attributes, such as name, surname or date of birth, used primarily for identification purposes, such as Know Your Customer (KYC) processes. Its purpose is to identify a natural person or legal entity or object while accessing online or offline services. These attributes are provided by an authentic source, such as registers of municipalities and can be derived from eIDAS notified eID schemes. In Germany this may be the physical eID.

However only authorised PID providers can issue PIDs into the European Digital Identity Wallet(EUDI-Wallet). PID providers are trusted organisations defined by the member states and can be the same organisations that currently officially issue ID documents. Every member state is obligated to provide a PID as well as an EUDI-Wallet.

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Organisations that are required by EU or national law to identify their customers (KYC), must accept the PID from the EUDI-Wallet for identification purposes.
Source: EU 2024/1183 Art. 5f (2)

Benefits for your organsiation

The PID offers several advantages over current electronic identification methods such as eID and video identification. In the context of the European Digital Identity Wallet, it enables organisations to enroll users in KYC processes within seconds. This saves time and money and eliminates the need for third-party identification offers. At the same time, it allows the organisation to request other documents that can streamline and complement the KYC process, such as driving licences, proof of income, employment registration and more.

PIDs adhere to high KYC compliance standards with the level of assurance high across the EU, ensuring a high level of security and trust for both the organisation and the user. Finally the mandatory acceptance of the PID and EUDI-Wallets as identification means security for organisations when strategizing and planning to build use cases based on them.

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Process efficiency
Cost reduction
EU-wide interoperability
eIDAS compliant
High level of security and trust
No need for third-party KYC offer
Use for KYC and other credential based processes

Easily issue and verify
PID credentials

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Issuance

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In order to issue a PID to an EUDI-Wallet, the attributes of the PID must be derived from an authentic source. A PID provider uses the information provided by the register and issues the valid PID to the user's EUDI-Wallet, given the person has been identified.

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Verification

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Once having a valid PID in the EUDI-Wallet, a user can easily identify himself to an organisation to access digital services.

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Organisations can use an EUDI-Wallet Connector software, such as the one provided by Lissi, to request and verify the PID data. This streamlines KYC processes with a high level of assurance.

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While the issuance of the PID into the users EUDI-Wallet is a one time process, use-cases with a high level of assurance might still require the user to provide an additional security aspect, such as the physical ID card.

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PID

EUDI-Wallet conform

EU-wide standardisation

Support selective disclosure

Attributes

Attributes that require a moderate trust level

Non-identification attributes, that require high trust level

Identification attributes of a person

Security

Moderate security

High level of security and assurance

Highest level of security and assurance

Data source

Derived from reliable source in the attributes domain

Derived from an authentic source

Authentic source, which is authorised by a member state

Validated by

Validated by primary instance of the attribute

Validated by qualified 
trust service provider

Validated by qualified trust service provider

Basis for

All services that only need moderate trust levels

Basis for all high trust services outside the identification scope

Basis for all 
identification services

Use cases

Employee card, student-IDs or customer cards

Tax data, mobile driver licence

Identification (Know-your-customer)

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