Fifteen hundred people in Eindhoven, Groningen and The Hague are testing a system in which tax affairs, supplementary payments and municipal licences can be dealt with using only an identity card or driving licence.
Minister Ronald Plasterk (of the Interior and Kingdom Relations) will today launch the test with online identification at government sites.
By way of a special card reader, similar to those used by banks, the identity card or driving licence offer digital access to government services, such as sorting our supplementary payments. The test may later be expanded. ‘It could then be used to order from webshops, or sort out banking matters’, said a Ministry spokeswoman.
The online identification could be the successor to DigiD.
The test will last for three months, during after which there will be an evaluation to decide whether or not to continue with the system, and in what form.
Translation: Lizzie Kean (LinkedIn)