EU considering continent-wide eID: Report


The European Union is mulling the creation of a EU-wide eID system to access cross-border digital service, says a regional media outlet.

Documents seen by call for an  “EU-wide secure public electronic identification (e-ID) to provide people with control over their online identity and data as well as to enable access to cross-border digital services,” the draft document reads.

The bloc's 27 heads of state will propose a ‘European Digital Identification’ initiative by mid-2021.

The member states will say at a meeting on September 24-25 in Brussells that an EU-wide e-ID will be especially for cross-border digital services, a market expected to grow in the digital economy.

In 2018,  EU-wide legislation on the electronic identification (eIDAS Regulation) entered into force enabling cross-border recognition of the electronic ID and allowing citizens and business to share their identity data when necessary.


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