Article on the “new German digital ID card – nPA” from Martin Kuppinger available

Duesseldorf April, 19th, 2010 - Martin Kuppinger, co-founder and Principal Analyst at Kuppinger Cole, has written an article about the new German digital ID card in which he discusses the security and usability issues as well as the “pseudonymity” feature that will soon be introduced with the “neuer Personal-Ausweis”, or “ePA”. His conclusion is that, far from creating transparent “glass” customers or citizens,  the nPA will instead be a big step forward, ushering in a new era of information security as well as a wealth of new and innovative use cases, many of which critics of the new system can’t even imagine yet.
The article runs to approximately 1,550 words and can be made available to you on request. Please contact me so that I can send you the manuscript.
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