ID WORLD International Congress: Andreas Reisen

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Andreas Reisen

Head of Division “Passports and Identity Documents, Identification Systems” – Federal Ministry of the Interior, Germany

Speaks at ID WORLD on EU Commission Priorities

Mr. Andreas Reisen is the Head of the “Passports and ID Documents, Identification Systems” Division within the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, a position he has held since September 2005. Mr. Reisen’s responsibilities include the Federal biometrics strategy, the government’s e-card strategy and current projects such as the introduction of electronic ID cards. He successfully introduced the new german identity card in November 2010. He also lead the Introduction of the first and second generation ePassports in Germany in November 2005 and November 2007 respectively.

Mr. Reisen took up his current post having headed the Federal eGovernment initiative BundOnline 2005 from 2002 to 2005.


The new ID card is one of the biggest and most important national IT projects in Germany and sets new standards in international electronic identity management. After successfully introducing the ID card in November 2010 German citizens may obtain the new document. The integrated chip allows secure electronic identification for Internet applications and vending machines. Additionally, cardholders may choose to use the ID card`s qualified electronic signature for signing legally binding contracts and certificates on the Internet. Therefore the new German ID card not only provides many new opportunities for eBusiness and eGovernment but also helps to increase security and comfort of transactions and registration procedures on the Internet.

The German project demonstrates in an impressive way the capabilities of joined ventures between government and business. Andreas Reisen, who´s responsibilities include the introduction of the new ID card, reviews experiences of the rollout process. He provides an insight into the core facts about the new ID card, gives a short overview of the eID-infrastructure, reveals figures and benchmarks, explains how upcoming problems have been solved and subsumes the future prospects.



Speaking on November 4

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