Last Friday the Government of Spain published a new Ministerial Order that allows the use of remote video-identification as a tool for the issuance of digital electronic certificates. This regulation places our country at the forefront in terms of digital transformation in Europe and follows the precedent set by the Executive Service for the Prevention of Money Laundering (SEPBLAC) which already in 2016 established this same method as a requirement for opening accounts in banking entities.
Veridas, a leader in biometrics with millions of validations performed worldwide, complies with all the requirements established in the standard and has Dekra as an accrediting entity.
The remote video-identification is done via cell phone. The user must scan their ID document, followed by a selfie for biometric comparison against the photo on the ID document and finally, a video in which they show the document again, this time with their face. This system has high security measures against document fraud and deepfakes.
The requirements for implementing a remote video identification process are regulated by the National Cryptologic Center’s Security Guide.
This new regulation is a very important step in the correct regulation of identity verification technologies that represent an unprecedented advance, not only in the digital transformation of companies and institutions but also in improving the quality of life of citizens, and their legal protection in the digital environment.