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New initiative against ID theft is the way forward

26 April 2016

The Danish Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior are working on an initiative in the fight against ID theft, where citizens will be able to set up credit protection in the Danish Civil Registration System (CPR register). The Danish Bankers Association, Finance and Leasing - the Association of Danish Finance Houses and Telecom Industry Association – Denmark welcome the new initiative and support the fight against ID theft.
Identity theft is an increasing problem in Denmark, both for citizens and the business community. The problem must be tackled and the Danish Bankers Association will be at the forefront of the battle against identity theft.
“Citizens and companies are being hit on a daily basis by ID theft. Therefore, it is absolutely crucial that we launch initiatives that can combat the problem. The Danish Bankers Association and three other organisations are pleased to contribute with insight and knowledge, just as we are happy to work towards finding and supporting good solutions,” the Deputy Chief Executive at the Danish Bankers Association, Louise Mogensen states.

Credit protection and the Danish CPR register

The Danish Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior hopes to be able to have a credit protection solution ready in 2017. The solution will be established within the public sector, specifically in connection with the CPR register.
“The initiative will gain further credibility and prevalence if it is rooted in the CPR register, as companies that deal with purchasing on credit already use the CPR register and because it would also ensure quick and effective use amongst trading finance companies and banks,” Louise Mogensen says and continues:
“When the final solution comes to the table, we will encourage that it is made possible for citizens to register without using their NemID code card. The reason for this is quite simple: if your wallet is stolen, you also lose your NemID code card until you have ordered and received a new one. This time is costly,” Louise Mogensen says and concludes:
“At the same time, it would also be smart to have the option of giving permission to check the validity of passports and driving licences. In that way we ensure that it is not possible to enter into a credit agreement with a falsified identity documents.”
Further information:
Stine Luise Hansen, Head of Media Relations at the Danish Bankers Association, tel.: +45 3016 1009 or e-mail: [email protected]
Christian Brandt, CEO of Finance and Leasing - the Association of Danish Finance Houses, tel.: +45 4038 2987 or e-mail: [email protected]
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