[Warning! RANT] - Chrome OS and e-id card reader support
Tax return season is in full swing and that means in Belgium that close to 3 mio tax returns will be filled out online and authenticated with mandatory e-id cards but.. not by Chrome OS users because not supported
Also local communities, libraries, employment agencies and banks use the e-id cards not only for authentication, but also to avoid retyping personal information by simply reading the public information on the e-id card.
"Ah, but Belgium is too small for Google to be interested in supporting this e-id cards"
Think again. According to Wikipedia countries currently issuing government-issued EICs include Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Portugal, Romania, Estonia, Latvia, Spain, Slovakia, Malta, and Mauritius. Countries currently accepting bank-issued EICs for identification towards authorities (also known as Bankid) include Norway and Sweden.
So for the umptieth time someone recently filed a feature request to include e-id support that received the status "This issue has already been moved once and is lower than Priority 1,therefore removing mstone."
. Or plainly put, just f* off.
So please star this feature request to give this a higher priority:https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=446148&q=e-id&colspec=ID%20Pri%20M%20Week%20ReleaseBlock%20Cr%20Status%20Owner%20Summary%20OS%20Modified #chromebooks #chromeos #eid #authentication #smartcards