Electronic Identity Verification in Austria
Best Country for Entrepreneurs
- GDC covers over 90% of the addressable Austrian adult population. 90%
The Mercer Quality of Life Study puts Vienna, Austria’s capital, as the world’s most livable city. The ranking is based largely on it providing all the amenities of a cosmopolitan city while remaining affordable and safe.
On the whole, Austria is a wealthy market with a thriving economy, often considered the business hub for Central Europe. It attracts companies of all sorts, including startups, and was recently ranked the 14th best country for entrepreneurs. Austria’s Data Protection Act governs how businesses can collect, store and use information about Austrian citizens. All personal data collection or processing must be done in good faith and the use case for the data must be made clear to the user. The Austrian Data Protection Authority is responsible for enforcing the Data Protection Act. GDC covers over 90 percent of Austria’s adult population for instant electronic identity verification. We work directly with in-country Austrian partners to provide access to credit-related data as well as government, commercial, and consumer sources. Each complies fully with Austrian and EU law.
Verifiable Data Elements in Austria
Date of Birth
Data Sources Available for Austrian Identity Verification
With GDC’s Data as a Service model, all data is stored and maintained in Austria in compliance with its Data Protection Act and the EU Data Protection Directive. The sources are independent reference data sets that are qualified for identity verification use cases, and they are reliably updated and maintained by GDC’s data partners. No personally identifiable information leaves the source databases in the process of verifying identities.
How Global Data Consortium Works
The GDC global identity verification platform integrates the best available data and verification intelligence curated from our dozens of in-country partners. Each partner maintains identity verification solutions in their home country, helping in-country clients solve a variety of business problems. They deliver the most reliable identity verification results because they speak the language, understand the regulatory environment, and offer local expertise. Before joining the consortium, partners are required to go through a thorough vetting process, and their data must pass rigorous testing before it is released to GDC customers. But once they qualify to participate, they are our true partners and a big part of the GDC difference.