eID enables remote conclusion of contracts or submission of applications with legal power equal to the electronic signature.
To set up an account or sign a contract, the client/applicant does not have to appear in person at the service point to show proof of identity or sign any documents.
Quite often digital service processes have to be interrupted in order to confirm client’s identity. Some other pieces of information (attributes) such as address or age may be important in some types of services e.g. for media providers.
An immediate confirmation of the e-identity enables new ways for doing business for innovative service companies. It opens the door to the e-business ecosystem.