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Electronic Identity Card (EIC)

In short

CIE, the Italian Electronic Identity Card, is a highly secure electronic document, equipped with a radio frequency microprocessor that enables various use cases, including access to online services. CIE complies with security regulations and substitutes the previous paper format.

The benefits for citizens and the public administration

CIE is secured against counterfeiting attempts and allows secure access to physical and digital services.

Public Administration can rely on a more secure identification document, also complying with European requirements, allowing the completion of one of the enabling platforms listed in the Three-Year Plan.

Furthermore, it allows the creation of physical and digital public services that integrate the CIE as an identification tool (eg. for use of public transport) and contributes to achieving the European single digital market goal.

Find out about the technical aspects on Developers Italia

The data

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The Team's Role

CIE is a service conceived and designed by the Ministry of the Interior with the Istituto Poligrafico Zecca dello Stato. The Digital Team supports its development and evolution as a key enabling platform for the country, in particular using the CIE for the creation of an ecosystem of digital services.

You will find our vision of the project and the role it will play in the operating system of the country in our blog.


CIE is a project of national relevance. To foster a discussion and an exchange of viewpoints, as well as to encourage the participation of all players involved in the project, we created a forum.


Any contact request from the media and journalists should be addressed to the Digital Transformation Team’s press and communication office.

Last update: 09/14/2019
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