Over 2 million people using Smart-ID in Baltic countries

  • 2019-04-13
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Over two million people in the Baltic states are using the Smart-ID identification solution, while over 100 e-services are available for use with Smart-ID in the three countries.

As of today, the Baltic states have a combined total of over two million unique Smart-ID users. The authentication solution created by SK ID Solutions is being used by 420,000 people in Estonia, 750,000 people in Latvia, and 830,000 people in Lithuania, SK ID Solutions said. In the three states, over 100 e-services are available for use with Smart-ID, while the first national e-services are integrating Smart-ID into their systems in Estonia.

The two million Smart-ID users make over 40 million transactions a month with the application, using it for entering e-services, confirming transactions, and digitally signing documents.

"Smart-ID, which now has two million users, is the most popular and fastest growing authentication solution both in Estonia and the other Baltic states. While we reached our first one million users in a little over a year, we achieved our second million in just nine months. We are especially happy to see that now, the first government institutions have also integrated Smart-ID into their systems, which means that everyone is able to access and communicate with the state in a fast, efficient and secure manner," Kalev Pihl, CEO of SK ID Solutions, said.

With the recent additions of the Center of Registers and Information Systems in Estonia and Medicinos Bankas in Lithuania, there are now over 100 e-services in the Baltics that support Smart-ID and that number continues to grow.

SK ID Solutions introduced Smart-ID at the beginning of 2017. The solution can be used for accessing and using the e-services of the financial, education, telecommunications, energy, state and wholesale sectors. As of November 2018, Smart-ID achieved the Qualified Electronic Signature (QES) level, which means that when it is used to digitally sign documents, the signature will be considered as the digital equivalent to a handwritten signature, and all European Union member states are required to recognize the signature as valid.