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.