CIE – Electronic Identity Card

Area of e-government: e-government literacy/services

The Electronic Identity Card (CIE) version 3.0 is already distributed in more than 90% of the Italian territory to citizens who ask for a new identity card or renew an expired/lost one.

 The CIE is also a technology that enables new digital services for citizens that can be used also via smartphones and tablets, thanks to the NFC microchip as in the case of:

  • low-security electronic passages, like entrance to gyms, where the card can be simply brought close to a
  • High-security electronic passages, like entrance to sport venues, where many people need to be identified securely and enter
  • Public transportation, also coupled with a digital wallet for paying the ticket.
  • Presence check at
  • Hotel check in, without the need for making copies of the document.