Electronic Identity Verification in Germany

World’s 18th Largest Population
  • GDC covers over 80% of the addressable German adult population. 80%
Germany ranks higher than every other country in leveraging population size to economic output. It boasts a diversified set of established industries in addition to a thriving FinTech and eCommerce startup scene in cities like Berlin.
Germany is perhaps the most important market for companies operating in continental Europe. Germany is quite strict when it comes to data privacy regulations. Its Federal Data Protection Act places tight limits on who can use personal information and for what purposes. Data collectors must provide clear disclosure of ways they will use personal data and receive clear consent from the subject. Germany’s Federal Data Protection Agency, along with 16 provincial data protection agencies, enforce the privacy laws. GDC covers over 80 percent of Germany’s adult population for instant electronic identity verification. We work directly with in-country German partners to provide access to credit-based datasets plus government, commercial and consumer sources. Each complies fully with German and EU law.

Verifiable Data Elements in Germany






Date of Birth



Data Sources Available for German Identity Verification
With GDC’s Data as a Service model, all data is stored and maintained in Germany in compliance with the country’s Federal 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.

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Global Data Consortium

We provide a single access point to local, high-quality reference data via our cloud-based platform for businesses that need to know the identities of their customers all over the world. 

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