Additional security through ID readers

As a leading provider in identity management, Deutsche Post is constantly further developing its offering with innovative solutions. With POSTIDENT via retail outlet, your customers can identify themselves safely and reliably in our nationwide network of retail outlets. In order to continuously improve the security of the procedure and with the aim of preventing money laundering and the financing of terrorism, we are launching ID readers at our retail outlets as of the fourth quarter of 2016. We expect the ID readers to be available nationwide at over 8,500 retail outlets by the middle of 2017.


Security for all processes

Deutsche Post in an experience partner for identity verification solutions. Security, privacy, compliance with the Money Laundering Act, and specifications of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority are very important for Deutsche Post. Through new technologies and the market-oriented development of our services for identity management, we reliably ensure these requirements.

POSTIDENT – respects legal and data protection requirements

For the POSTIDENT processes of Deutsche Post, different legal requirements come into effect depending on the particular process. These include the Money Laundering Act,§154 of the Tax Code, as well as the Digital Signature Act and the Digital Signature Ordinance.

For companies that are subject to the Money Laundering Act, certain duties of care that must be taken into account in when concluding contracts in order to optimise the prevention of money laundering.

These duties include verifying the identity of contract partners before justifying a business relationship. Among other stipulations, §4 of the Money Laundering Act specifies the criteria by which the identity check must be performed.

The following identity verification procedures comply with the specifications of the identity verification procedures compliant with the Money Laundering Act in accordance with §154 of the Tax Code:


 The POSTIDENT through a post office and POSTIDENT by post man and signing of document are also certified by TÜV IT and comply with the Digital Signature Act and the Digital Signature Ordinance.

The driver’s license verification in the POSTIDENT by photo was classified as harmless by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.

At Deutsche Post, the protection of your privacy is a major concern:

The identifying data collected through the POSTIDENT process will remain confidential and will only be provided to the corporate customers who have requested the identity verification. The data is stored in accordance with the deadlines contractually agreed upon by the corporate customers.


Eliminate the possibility of money laundering, counterfeiting, and fraud

ID scan and matrix codes for fast and reliable scanning and inspection

Matrixcode on form
  • Exclusion of form counterfeiting through matrix code on each POSTIDENT form
Matrixcode on cupon
  • Coding of the personal data that the end customer has entered in the portal
ID readers at retail outlets
  • Introduction of ID readers to help check the authenticity of ID documents. Until all retail outlets nationwide are equipped with ID readers, the ID scan used to date will continue to be available.

Get in touch with us

If you have any questions about the security of the identity verification process, we would be happy to answer them. Please contact us at 0180 6 555555 * or get in touch with your sales partner.