Electronic Identity Verification in Switzerland

#1 Most Expensive Country to Live In
  • GDC covers over 90% of the addressable Swiss adult population. 90%
Switzerland consistently ranks as the world’s most prosperous economy. The country is known for its watches and banking, yet it is manufacturing that allows it to boast an unemployment rate below two percent.
Mercer ranks Switzerland second globally in terms of quality of life, and the demand for housing in its biggest cities also make Switzerland the most expensive country to live in. Switzerland’s Federal Act on Data Protection governs how you can collect, store and use information about Swiss subjects. 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. Enforcement of the Federal Act on Data Protection is adjudicated through both the civil and criminal justice systems. GDC covers over 90 percent of Switzerland’s adult population for instant electronic identity verification. We work directly with in-country Swiss partners to provide access to credit-related data as well as government, commercial, and consumer sources. Each complies fully with Swiss law.

Verifiable Data Elements in Switzerland






Date of Birth

Data Sources Available for Swiss Identity Verification
With GDC’s Data as a Service model, all data is stored and maintained in Switzerland in compliance with its Federal Act on Data Protection. 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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