EU digital identity and electronic IDs – Overview on the latest legislative developments

by Alexandros Nikolaidis, Jörn Jakob Röber & Helena Walsh

Digital identity that is accepted and recognised across the EU has been recognised as a key element for the EU’s digital single market strategy. The impact of COVID-19 on the digitalisation of services in all areas has further highlighted the need for citizens to be able to use online identification that is simple, secure and can be used across Europe.

The European Commission has therefore chosen to expand the existing Regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market (eIDAS Regulation) in June 2021, establishing an EU-wide obligation for Member States to produce European Digital Identity Wallets including national electronic IDs (eIDs) that can be used for a variety of services.

Cicero/amo has prepared an overview of what to expect from the new framework, which market participants it will impact, as well as a timeline of changes to come.

Click here to access Cicero/amo’s overview of the latest legislative developments on digital identity and electronic IDs.

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