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8.5 million new German eIDs issued so far

Thursday 10 November 2011

By introducing the new national ID card, Germany's government has paved the way for greater ID security. Bundesdruckerei and its partners equipped almost 20,000 PC workplaces at around 5,400 ID card and passport offices in 16 federal states with hardware and software. The company not only developed a new system for the ordering and production processes, but also a technical infrastructure that allows the ID card to be used on the internet too as proof of ID.

Nonetheless, according to some bloggers, German eID program is facing a lack of applications and service providers.

Around 50,000 ID cards can be produced each day on Bundesdruckerei's specially designed production line.