Within a very short timeframe, every EU member state will need to offer all its citizens a Digital Identity Wallet. This is one of the main outcomes of the recent evolution to the eIDAS regulation for electronic identification and trust services in the bloc. With eIDAS 2, the EU Commission intends to make cross-border e-ID a reality. But it also creates a huge opportunity to transform the delivery of, and access to, modern digital services.
Encouraging swift adoption will be key to realising the compelling benefits of the European Digital Identity Wallet (EDIW). To get the offer right, stakeholders need to develop a clear understanding of citizens’ current attitudes to Digital ID, and their expectations of the new EDIW.
To this end, Thales recently undertook a detailed survey of citizens across the EU. The results offer an invaluable insight into how governments and their partners can best deliver their contribution to a single Digital ID for the people of Europe.
This paper seeks to provide an overview of what is the current experience for EU citizens when they need to prove their identity or rights.
What you will learn?
- What is the European Digital Identity Wallet?
- Why did we survey EU citizens on their attitudes to the EDIW?
- What are the current experiences with ID documents/digital ID in Europe?
- What are the citizen’s perception of the EDIW?
- What do people want from the new European Digital Identity Wallet?
- A country-by-country guide to the survey result
- Czech Republic