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Danish Digital Signature (OCES)

Danish Digital Signature is primarily used in communication between private enterprises and public authorities in Denmark. Approximately 120.000 companies, and more than 325.000 employees in Denmark have a Digital Signature.

The digital signatures are partly free of charge for the private enterprises, but with a transaction-fee to DanID, from the merchants, who benefit from using the infrastructure.

There are some citizen-certificates (called “OCES1 Personal certificates”) issued using this ID solution, but issuance ended in 2010.

Although the ID solution-name and standards are owned by the Danish government, the company DanID A/S is entrusted the task of issuing the Danish Digital Signature. Another large ID solution in Denmark, NemID, is also issued by DanID.