About the Electronic ID 3.0
The Spanish Electronic ID 3.0 (DNI 3.0)
is the aggregator of physical and digital attribute with the most recognition and guarantee in the market, with its newest version employing the most advanced secure reading technology for its use not only as an identifier but as a qualified electronic signature legally equivalent to the manuscript signature.
According to the DNI’s official site http://www.dnielectronico.es/
it is defined in the following manner:
“The electronic National Identity Document is the document that accredits physically and digitally the identity of the carrier and allows the electronic signature of documents.”
The birth of the electronic National Identification Document (DNIe or DNI 1.0) was designed to meet the need of granting personal identity to citizens for their use in the new Information Society, in addition to serving as a clear example of the digital credential and aggregator of identity attributes.
Its objective was to contain the data of affiliation of the citizen, the biometric data (fingerprints, photo and handwritten signature) and the two RSA keys with their respective certificate (authentication and signature) for the citizen to be able to be identified securely and unequivocally.
In March 2006, Spain began to issue DNIe 2.0. Its the “natural” evolution of the before mentioned National Identity Document (DNI 1.0), adapted and conceived in order to make use of the Information Society, with a goal of enabling carriers to access a series of electronic services.
It’s a plastic (polycarbonate) card that incorporates a chip with digital information and has identical dimensions to credit cards (85,60 mm wide x 53,98 mm height). It’s obligatory from age 14, although it can be requested from birth.