Secure electronic interactions are the backbone of an economy fit for the digital age. Proving one’s digital identity in a fast and secure way simplifies access to services and streamlines processes.
Under the framework provided by the eIDAS Regulation, the European market for digital identity services remains quite fragmented, and solutions tend to be country specific. However, this market is likely to become the new major battleground in the digital economy. The revision of the eIDAS Regulation, known as eIDAS 2.0, promises to address the shortcomings of the original legislation and the new market demands.
The eIDAS 2.0 introduces the European Digital Identity Wallet (EDIW) which will allow the online and offline identification of citizens and residents. Through this, the European Commission aims to create a framework that facilitates the widespread and secure implementation of private services in all Member States across various sectors, including healthcare, banking, and energy.
Some important questions remain, such as:
Join us on Monday 24 October, from 13.30 to 15.00 CET, for the presentation of the latest Tech, Media, Telecom issue paper, titled “eIDAS 2.0: Digital Identity Services in the Platform Economy”, by Christoph Busch (CERRE Research Fellow). It will be followed by a panel discussion featuring representatives from regulatory bodies and digital industries.
This event is free and open to all, but registration is required. The event will be live-streamed on CERRE’s YouTube channel. Viewers will also have the chance to ask questions via the comment section on YouTube.
If you can’t join us live, then the event will be available to replay on the CERRE YouTube channel afterwards.
Alexandre de Streel is the Academic Director of the digital research programme at CERRE and Professor of European law at the University of Namur where he chairs the Namur Digital Institute (NADI). Alexandre is also visiting professor at the College of Europe (Bruges) and SciencesPo Paris. Besides, he chairs the expert group on the online platform economy advising the European Commission and is a part-time judge at the Belgian Competition Authority.
His main areas of research are regulation and competition policy in the digital economy as well as the legal issues raised by the developments of artificial intelligence.
Previously, Alexandre held visiting positions at New York University Law School, European University Institute in Florence, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and University of Louvain. He also worked for the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister, the Belgian Permanent Representation to the European Union and the European Commission.