FB pixel

Hungary plans biometric digital identity launch for late 2024

Hungary plans biometric digital identity launch for late 2024

Hungary has taken a step towards a face biometrics-based national digital identity.

The government closed public comments last week on the country’s Digital Citizenship Law, a foundation for its Digital Citizenship Program (Digitális állampolgárság program, or DÁP). The final draft of the law is expected to be submitted to the parliament and enter into force on January 1, 2024.

According to the plan, digital IDs should be issued starting in September of that same year.

Hungary’s digital ID will allow citizens to prove their identity, settle payments to the state, handle administrative tasks and access public services through a tap on a mobile app.

Online identification will be provided through a state electronic identification service by matching the users’ facial images to a government database. Digital identification will be coupled with e-signatures. Fingerprint biometrics will also be collected from citizens during enrollment, according to an English translation of the draft law.

The Digital Citizenship Law will replace the current Electronic Administration Act. Financial services companies will be obliged to accept the government-issued digital ID and are expected to comply with the new law by the beginning of 2025. This stipulation is similar to the European eIDAS regulation governing the European Union Digital Identity (EUDI) Wallet which will also make accepting digital IDs mandatory for certain industries, according to Lexology.

Article Topics

 |   |   |   | 

Latest Biometrics News


Real-time remote biometrics banned in EU with final green light for AI Act

The European Union’s Artificial Intelligence Act received a final green light allowing it to become the world’s first major regulation…


Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa unveiled as host of 2025 ID4Africa AGM

It’s not only the case with sporting events like the FIFA World Cup, or the Olympic Games. The host of…


Ryanair accused of GDPR violations with biometric passenger verification

Travel policy advocacy group eu travel tech has lodged a formal complaint with the French and Belgian Data Protection Authorities…


Police in US cities that ban facial recognition asking others to do it for them

A major report in the Washington Post has found that law enforcement officers in U.S. several cities where facial recognition…


European Union Digital Identity Regulation takes effect

The European Union Digital Identity (EUDI) Regulation entered into force on Monday meaning that Member States will be required to…


Real-world insight into building impactful digital ID programs at ID4Africa Day 2

Executives of digital ID and biometrics companies took the front seat on Day 2 of the ID4Africa annual general meeting…


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Most Read This Week

Featured Company

Biometrics Insight, Opinion

Digital ID In-Depth

Biometrics White Papers

Biometrics Events