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eIDAS Observatory

The eIDAS Observatory is a group of stakeholders who discuss issues relating to the eIDAS regulation and facilitate cross-border trust services and eID.

In order to exploit the full potential of the tools offered by the eIDAS Regulation and to benefit from digitisation across all sectors and beyond national borders, all interested parties should be involved: citizens, businesses and public administrations.

In this context, the Commission launched the eIDAS Observatory. The eIDAS observatory is an online collaborative platform for exchanging views and positions and sharing ideas and good practices. 

The Observatory is a virtual community of stakeholders whose aim is to build a common understanding of the issues relating to the implementation and uptake of the eIDAS Regulation and to facilitate the use of cross-border electronic identification and trust services. 

The Commission welcomes the involvement of a wide range of public and private sector participants who will use their experience, technical skills and knowledge to provide evidence-based and data-driven policy support for the EU. It encourages representation of various economic sectors, especially those where sector-specific legal and policy instruments foresee the need for electronic identification and/or trust services.


Commission proposes a trusted and secure Digital Identity for all Europeans

The Commission has proposed a framework for a European Digital Identity which will be available to all EU citizens, residents, and businesses in the EU. Citizens will be able to prove their identity and share electronic documents from their European Digital Identity wallets with the click of a button on their phone. They will be able to access online services with their national digital identification, which will be recognised throughout Europe. Very large platforms will be required to accept the use of European Digital Identity wallets upon request of the user, for example to prove their age

Eurobarometer survey shows support for sustainability and data sharing

Europeans want their digital devices to be easier to repair or recycle and are willing to share their personal information to improve public services, as a special Eurobarometer survey shows. The survey measured attitudes towards the impact of digitalisation on daily lives of Europeans in 27 EU Member States and the United Kingdom. It covers several different areas including digitalisation and the environment, sharing personal information, disinformation, digital skills and the use of digital ID.

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