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PKO BP introduces e-Identity | Simplified access to online public services

During Congress 590, which ended on October 8, 2019, representatives of the PKO BP bank, the National Clearing House (KIR) and the Ministry of Digitization announced that PKO BP was the first commercial entity in Poland to be connected to the so-called National Node (National Electronic Identification Node), i.e. a solution integrating various digital / online public administration services.

Thus, PKO BP customers will not need a Trusted Profile to use the on-line services offered on portals of state or local government offices. It will therefore be much easier to deal with official matters via the Internet.

Until now, wanting to log into the IT system of a given public administration entity (e.g. tax system, My GOV account, PUE ZUS account, Online Patient Account), it was required to use a Trusted Profile or an ID card equipped with an electronic layer. The solution implemented by PKO BP allows customers – after moving to the login page and clicking the icon of their bank – to log in using their login and password to the electronic banking portal.

Thus, to settle an official matter online, a PKO BP customer will be able to use their login details for the e-banking portal. Given that the provisions on the so-called strong authentication seems to be not only convenient but above all secure.

Author team leader DKP Legal Piotr Putyra
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