The Principality has chosen IN Groupe to define and deploy a global and integrated identity system.

The French company will create Monaco’s new identity documents – electronic ID cards, residence permits, and biometric passports.

Each Monaco native and resident will be able to have a digital identity associated with their new identity document according to a provisional deployment schedule starting in the first half of 2021.

It will offer highly secure yet simple authentication without the need for additional supporting documents, giving fluid access to the State’s services, the company said in a press release.

In accordance with general security standards of the Principality and with European regulations, Monaco’s digital identity scheme anticipates digital interoperability with the various European electronic identification services.

A person’s sovereign identity can only incorporate their digital identity with the explicit consent of the person concerned.

By using standard protocols (OSIA and OIDC – open ID connect), the government intends to simplify the deployment and use of digital identity within its e-services.