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Helmbrecht sees new e-ID cards for increased Internet security

Published on December 06, 2011

Professor Helmbrecht, left, and Mr Ulrich Hamann, Chief Executive Officer of the Bundesdruckerei. Both are wearing protective clothing to ensure that the production facility stays free of harmful contaminants.

The Executive Director of ENISA, Professor Udo Helmbrecht visited the security technology company, the Bundesdruckerei in Berlin during a visit to Germany, to observe the production of a new electronic ID card that is already helping to improve Internet security for 80 million German citizens.


Professor Helmbrecht said: “It is highly impressive to see how complex and sophisticated the production line of this innovative ID card of the Bundesdruckerei is. These cards significantly improve IT security in the digital age and prove that European companies are at the cutting edge of this technology. High-tech solutions such as this card are one of the ways that we can use innovation to establish trust in the digital world of tomorrow.”


Introduced by Germany’s government in October 2011, the new electronic ID card can be used on the Internet as proof of identity, and features functions that enable it to operate as an electronic document, providing extremely high levels of security.” 

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