Brussels wants e–identities for EU citizens
The European Commission plans legislation that would make electronic IDs compulsory for all Europeans.
Neelie Kroes, the EU’s Digital Agenda Commissioner, will present by the beginning of June a new legislative proposal which aims “to facilitate cross–border electronic transactions” through the adoption of harmonized e–signatures, e–identities and electronic authentication services (eIAS) across EU member states, according to an internal document seen by EurActiv.
“A clear regulatory environment for eIAS would boost user convenience, trust and confidence in the digital world,” reads the paper. “This will increase the availability of cross–border and cross–sector eIAS and stimulate the take up of cross–border electronic transactions in all sectors.”
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