Electronic Identity Verification in France

6th Largest Economy in the World
  • GDC covers over 70% of the addressable French adult population. 70%

The World Bank’s annual Doing Business report ranks France 27th out of 189 countries for how easy it is to do business there.

Global companies want access to this market with its 65 million consumers making it the sixth largest economy in the world. France, however, is only ranked 79th for credit infrastructure. Unlike most of Western Europe, it has no sanctioned private credit bureaus. Its Data Privacy Act – the prevailing law over privacy regulations – sets stringent guidelines for collection and permissible uses of information related to French citizens and does not permit private bureaus to collect or maintain scores of individuals’ creditworthiness. This means the multi-national credit bureaus are not reliable sources of data for French electronic identity verification and creates a challenge for many companies looking to do business there. GDC’s global electronic identity verification platform, Worldview, can help. Through our in-country data partners, we have integrated established sources of identity data from Argentina’s consumer opt-in programs, government, and telco sources into one point of access for businesses needing to verify customer, partner, or counterparty identities.

Verifiable Data Elements in France






Date of Birth

Data Sources Available for French Identity Verification
With GDC’s Data as a Service model, all data is stored and maintained in France in compliance with all applicable French laws and the EU Data Protection Directive. It is qualified independent reference data for verification purposes, and it is 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.

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