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Commission Documents Reveal Vision for European Digital Identity


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  • Posted by Good ID team (Good ID)
  • Via Samuel Stolton (EURACTIV)
  • 6 October 2020

The European Commission has recently announced plans for an EU-wide digital identity system framework

Samuel Stolton reports the European Commission aims for a “trusted and secure” online identification system that will be usable across the public and private sectors.

"14 EU countries already have a notified eID scheme, with the most recent being Denmark. Towards the end of last year, the country put its ‘NemID scheme’ forward for pre-notification, the first step in a process enabling citizens in Denmark to use their electronic credentials to access public services in other Member States."

Stolton also notes the Commission realistically caveats that member states are not currently ready for a unified scheme, and many are focused on their own digital or “eID” solutions.

In a bid to develop a more harmonized and resilient market for electronic identification systems on the bloc, the Commission is seeking to update the rules in this space, and earlier this year launched a public consultation on the rules

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