SBC News Danish operators to upgrade to new MitID verification system

Danish operators to upgrade to new MitID verification system

Denmark’s gambling authority Spillemyndigheden has sanctioned new rules that will require online operators to verify and register Danish citizen electronic ID checks. 

The measure has been announced, as Denmark’s government moves to adopt its new MitID digital verification scheme that aims to be introduced this summer.

Introduced as a new layer of digital protection for Danish consumers, MitID verification will be required to access all online portals that contain sensitive use data and information.

MitID verification was sanctioned as an upgrade to Denmark’s existing NemiD (EasyID) that had been mandated by Finans Denmark since 2010.  

The Danish government has outlined that MitID verification will be required to access high-risk businesses such as online banking from 1 July.

As such, Spillemyndigheden has updated licensed holders, informing them that their player management systems must be updated to comply with the government’s Executive Order.  

“The electronic ID must be an electronic ID from a Danish national identification scheme, or an electronic ID approved by the Danish Gambling Authority.” – read the Spillemyndigheden statement.

The regulator has further provided separate guidance on the storage of MitID user data that operators must observe as licensing conditions.

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