Global Document Type Identifier (GDTI)
The Global Document Type Identiﬁer can be used by banking sector to identify legal documents, including the class or type of each document.
• One speciﬁc application is the prevention of fraud and document falsiﬁcation; for example, assigning a GDTI to each bank LC's, bank contract or lease that is then linked to a central registry.
• The term “document” is applied broadly to cover any oﬃcial or private paper that infers a right (a proof of ownership) or obligation (notiﬁcation or call for military service) upon the bearer, or a diploma or certiﬁcate.
• Such documents typically require recording of the appropriate information contained on the document. Examples of the kind of documents that could beneﬁt from a GDTI are physical documents such as certiﬁcates, invoices, driving licenses, and electronic documents such as digital images, EDI messages.