By September 2023, all EU member states must make a Digital Identity Wallet available to every citizen who wants one. 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.
In 2014, the original eIDAS Regulation was introduced to ensure that citizens could access electronic services, regardless of the European country they were in. While many states have made electronic identification available and domestic use is growing, the development of internationally accepted electronic identity (eID) systems has been piecemeal. eIDAS 2 brings a major update meaning that each EU Member State must make a digital ‘wallet’ available to every citizen who wants one. At the same time, service providers in both public and private sector organisations, such as banks and telcos, will have to accept it as proof of certain personal attributes. From providing electronic signatures to paying fines or accessing health services, EU citizens will be using the eIDAS wallet, in every Member State, and generating millions of authentications every day.
This paper seeks to provide a background to the European project, changes from the initial eIDAS regulation, and to explain how the new system will impact citizens, private businesses and public sector organisations.
What you will learn?
• The main evolutions between the initial eIDAS regulation and eIDAS 2
• The proposed EU ID Wallet and its uses
• Who will issue and accept the EU ID Wallet?
• Types of services that will benefit from eIDAS 2
• The timeline for the EU ID Wallet to be deployed
• How public and private sector organisations can prepare for eIDAS 2
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