Our Story

The story of SK ID Solutions began in December 2000, when the Digital Signatures Act entered into force. On the basis of this Act, Estonian telecommunication companies AS EMT and AS Eesti Telefon together with banks - AS Hansapank, AS Eesti Ühispank signed a foundation agreement for SK ID Solutions (initially named AS Sertifitseerimiskeskus or Certification Centre) in spring 2001.

In the beginning of this 20+ year journey, we focused on providing certification services for new Estonian ID-cards. For all these years, we have been the backbone of Estonian digital society enabling digital signing and authentication. In 2021, every second citizen in Baltic countries uses eID issued by SK.

Throughout 20 years we have been actively developing new services to respond to global digitalization trends. A new legal environment that was established with the eIDAS regulation enabled SK to become internationally recognized eID service provider – we were the first company in Europe to offer qualified e-Seal and among the first ones to provide qualified Time-Stamping Service.

Together with the services we also have been expanding our team. To support our continuous development as an international company we have employed a team of more than 80 eID professionals that are working in different European countries. This is just the beginning and our journey to provide internationally trusted electronic identities continues.