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The Citizen Card for Businesses

A function for uniquely identifying users and makes communication between public authorities and businesses secure

The citizen card function is at the heart of electronic procedures from public authorities for businesses. It is used for uniquely identifying users and makes communication between public authorities and businesses secure. This function can be used with the card-based citizen card, e.g. on the e-card and with the mobile phone signature on the mobile phone.

It makes it possible to file sales tax, income tax and corporate tax returns online. Electronic tenders save businesses money since it is no longer necessary to produce multiple copies of the tender documents. Employees can also put their card-based citizen card or the mobile phone signature to use at work. Once a mandate has been stored on it, authorized employees can conduct transactions electronically with public authorities on behalf of the business.

The card-based citizen card and the mobile phone signature are part of the security framework and they are available for more than just citizens. Businesses can even offer their own online services and ensure that communication with their customers is secure by making use of the security-related citizen card functions.

The card-based citizen card and the mobile phone signature are part of a security infrastructure that is not only available in the communication between administration and citizens. By using the corresponding, freely available Open Source modules, companies can also use its online services and make communication with their customers more secure.

The use of the citizen card infrastructure offers some benefits over other systems. The generally usually user name-code system has a high security risk, also due to the obviously selected passwords. Analyses have revealed that many computer users use very simple, easy-to-break passwords (such as their own first names or surnames) or write down passwords. In addition, passwords can be intercepted on the Internet. This results in unauthorised access.

The use of the digital ID card in the form of mobile phone signature or card-based citizen card facilitates the secure identification of users of customer portals. With the signature function, documents and orders can be signed easily and securely. The combination of the elements knowledge (PIN or password) and possession (card or mobile phone) offers protection under the law and guards against unwanted access and changes to content.