Berlin, 2nd February 2022
As one of the major ID service providers for the gambling sector, insic and WebID have signed a partnership agreement for eIDAS-compliant identification procedures. With its technical platform, insic now offers four solutions provided by the Berlin-based identification specialist, each of which fulfils the European eIDAS Regulatory Guidelines. Thus, gambling providers meet the regulatory requirements of Germany’s new State Gambling Treaty 2021.
“WebID’s identification procedures have superbly broadened insic’s product portfolio to include the eIDAS-compliant segment”, explains Gunter Fricke, Managing Director of insic. “We are both proud and delighted at now being able to offer our partner companies a range of innovative and finely-engineered procedures in full compliance with the eIDAS regulations.”
Four eIDAS-compliant Identification Procedures
The eIDAS-compliant identifications are available in four procedural options.
WebID True Ident – fully Automated Online Identification Using Digital Identity
By confirming customer details through WebID in split-second verification, gambling providers exempt their customers from the entire identification procedure. This is achieved by means of the verified details consumers have submitted to WebID as their digital identity following identification. WebID’s identification procedures – in accordance, for example, with the security requirements stipulated in the German Anti-Money Laundering Act (GwG) and the Telecommunications Act (TKG), and entirely compliant with the provisions of the Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) – guarantee companies and consumers high-level data quality for reliable verification.
WebID Visual Ident – Automated Identification via ID-Card Hologram Recognition
This enables gaming-sector verification of its customers’ ID documents and identities by means of artificial intelligence, biometrics and hologram recognition. The user interface with accompanying text and audio-visual features for all steps, facilitates excellent conversion rates. A regulatory review by specialists is one further aspect of security in WebID’s state-of-the-art identification process (available by the end of Q1/2022).
WebID Konto Ident – fully Automated Identification via Online Banking
Thus, the gambling sector provides its customers with around-the-clock online identification. Customers identify themselves by means of automated verification of the identification document, by logging into their online banking, and by initiating a one-cent transfer. As an AML-compliant identifier, WebID Account Ident is ideal for any online onboarding requiring either high-level security, or which is subject to specific regulations. Invented and launched by WebID in 2020, this new procedure immediately met with high approval and acceptance rates: As many as 30-50 per cent of all users online identification now opt for online banking identification in lieu of the more established video identification method.
WebID Video Ident – Online-identification via Video-call
For gambling providers, this facilitates customer identification by way of a very straightforward and legally secure procedure: All customers require is an Internet-enabled device (smartphone, tablet, computer) equipped with a camera. A trained expert at the WebID high-security centre verifies the ID-card and the identity of the person during video-calls. The ultra-secure video identification, which not only fulfils eIDAS requirements but also those of the AMLA and the TCG, was invented and patented by WebID in 2012, before going live on 10 April 2014.
Many Years’ Experience
As pioneer in the field of online identification in full compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering Act, WebID is able to draw on extensive experience in identification at the highest security levels. This well-established company, furthermore, has been providing solutions for eIDAS-compliant certification since 2016. The user-friendly features of such solutions, has transformed the field of electronic signatures from that of a specialized topic geared exclusively to professionals, to one suited to mass application.
Founder and co-CEO of WebID, Frank S. Jorga, underlines two advantages: “In opting for eIDAS-compliant identification procedures, gambling providers fulfil compliance requirements at the highest level. Moreover, the expansion of identification options has one further, practical value: the greater the number of available procedures, the more likely will prospective customers find that one procedure best tailored to his specific requirements, and thus become a customer.”
Straightforward Technical Connection via an Interface
The four eIDAS-compliant identification procedures are available as of now via the insic connection. WebID’s additional solutions – from fully automated online identification by means of artificial intelligence and biometrics to qualified electronic signatures (QES) – are now all accessible on the WebID platform GTTP via an interface.