Unfortunately, all of my non-Italian speakers will not get the content of this post. Lucky them, they don’t have to deal with it.
I am, begrudgingly, a user of SPID. It makes my life easier in managing my relationship with institutions.
I use SPID to access the INPS portal and pay my domestic worker’s contributions, I use it to pay the fines I happen to get, and I use it to figure out what the Internal Revenue Service wants from me.
In other words, for me, SPID means that the state wants to get its hands in my wallet.
Yet when it was announced, I thought that all things considered, it could be an interesting tool to bring the citizen closer to the institutions.
I was happy to learn that that tool could be used to sign online petitions. It was a use case that moved the specter of payments to the public administration away from SPID.
Unfortunately, there has been a backtrack on the latter issue. Thanks to Colao, whom I respect as a manager, and Brunetta, whom I do not appreciate as a minister (always with a lowercase m), it is no longer possible.
I find this to be a very wrong move. If you want a technological tool to be adopted by the masses, you must make people perceive its value. In this, the importance of SPID lies solely and exclusively in public administration. The citizen will continue to perceive it as a tool through which they pay for something.