eIDAS & Face Verification: Cross-Border Digital Identity

Electronic Identification, Authentication and Trust Services (eIDAS) provides a framework for secure digital identification (eID) and verification across the EU. This means a citizen from country A can use their eID in country B, driving opportunities for digital transformation with cross-border e-transactions.

To verify eIDs remotely, you’ll need verification technology. iProov’s face biometric solution delivers national-grade security with effortless user experience, and is audited at eIDAS Level of Assurance High.

Graphic showing who benefits from eIDAS and what its use-cases are

eIDAS: what are the opportunities?

  • Public sector, government bodies: eIDAS simplifies cross-border interoperability, speeds up internal processes, automates workflows, and streamlines digital services for citizens.
  • Private sector: eIDAS enables access to new customers and markets within the EU by facilitating secure cross-border transactions. It can also allow you to seal deals faster across Europe.
  • Qualified Trust Service Providers (QTSPs): eIDAS standardizes the requirements you use to deliver certificates, e-signatures, and authentication services.

Why choose iProov for your eID program?

  • Audited and certified: iProov-powered solutions conform to EN 319-401, certified by independent auditors including TÜV Informationstechnik GmbH and Ernst & Young for conformance to eIDAS Clause 24 1(d). In addition it is modular certified as compliant with eIDAS regulations for the provision of biometric verification and authentication services, ETSI EN 319 411-1 and ETSI EN 319 411-2.
  • Proven in the real world: iProov works with QTSPs and governments to deliver face verification for Qualified Electronic Signatures, for example SK ID Solutions for the Estonian government.
  • National-grade security: iProov’s Flashmark technology and cloud-based security comes with active threat monitoring.
  • Effortless user experience: iProov’s passive facial verification offers greater usability than other methods.
  • Ensures inclusivity: iProov’s facial verification can be used by people of any age, ethnicity, gender, or cognitive ability.
  • Device agnostic interoperability: iProov can be used on any device with a front-facing camera.
Graphic of iProov clients: NHS, Knab, Department of Homeland Security
Face verification eIDAS

Why is face verification necessary for eID solutions?

Without verification, you cannot be sure that someone using an eID or signing a qualified electronic signature remotely is truly who they claim to be. iProov’s Dynamic Liveness technology confirms that a user is the right person, a real person, and authenticating right now.

  • By combining an eID with a verified biometric using iProov, you create a truly trustworthy digital identity.
  • A qualified e-signature combined with Dynamic Liveness is validated and recognized as the legal equivalent of a handwritten signature.

Video: how can iProov and eIDAS help you?

Watch the animation to see:

  • A real-world example of an eIDAS/iProov use-case

  • How face verification and digital signatures combine to offer security and convenience at the highest level of assurance

  • How iProov face biometrics allows organizations to take advantage of the eIDAS framework

  • The problems that eIDAS and iProov are solving

Read More: eIDAS Resources

Press Release: iProov Achieves eIDAS Service Module Certification to Qualified Trust Level

Read our announcement on how iProov services have received eIDAS module certification as Qualified Trust Services – the highest level of assurance.


eBook: Face Biometric Verification for E-Signatures and E-Certificates

Find out how iProov enables QTSPs to deliver e-signatures and e-certificates with eIDAS-certified biometric verification and authentication services.


Case Study: iProov Provides Biometric Technology for Estonia’s Digital Identity Program

Learn how iProov’s face biometric technology is being used to acheive Estonia’s state-certified digital identity program: a world-first for biometric authentication, machine learning, and cloud-based services.

Case Study: iProov Face Verification Selected By itsme® to Support Global Expansion

iProov’s Dynamic Liveness has been chosen by Belgian digital identity leader, itsme. Read how iProov’s biometric technology is enabling itsme to expand their digital identity services across Europe.

Article: The New EU Digital ID Wallet… How Will Face Biometrics Provide Trust and Security?

Face biometrics provide simple, secure onboarding and authentication of citizens that will be imperative to the success of the EU Digital ID Wallet. Learn how face biometrics provides the necessary trust & security.

Webinar Replay: The New EU Digital ID Wallet Briefing

iProov and government representatives & stakeholders deliver a briefing on the new EU Digital ID Wallet. The briefing explains how to onboard and authenticate citizens in the pilots for the EU Digital ID Wallet in a way that maximizes uptake and usage.

See iProov in action.