Who is IDnow?

IDnow GmbH provides a platform for verifying identity by means of which identification documents (in particular passports, identity cards and driving licences) can be verified and matched with a person.

IDnow offers this service to its business partners such as banks, financial institutions, insurance companies, online platforms, car-sharing providers, car-rental providers, and entertainment platform operators. These partners need to carry out such a verification for compliance with legal requirements (e.g. the Money Laundering Act or the Road Traffic Act) or to increase the security for the identity of their users.

IDnow carries out the identifications as a service provider on behalf of its partners and thereby operates as a processor as defined by Art. 4 No. 8 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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