– Lichtenfels, 2020/05/26 – The non-profit go.eIDAS-Association has launched the international #eIDAS4all campaign and eIDAS-Forum to push forward the broad and fast adoption of electronic identification (eID) and trust services according to the eIDAS-Regulation. The open initiative invites all individuals and organisations to benefit from eIDAS within their individual applications and enjoy the trustworthy digitalisation of Europe, which is of utmost importance in times of Corona.
#eIDAS4all campaign to make eIDAS available for all users in all applications
Leading European associations, projects and expert organisations in the sector of eID and trust including Association of the Internet Industry (eco), ecsec, European Association for e-Identity and Security (EEMA), Dataport, German Association for Citizen Services (buergerservice.org), Kantara Initiative, Serviços de Certificação Electrónica S.A. (MULTICERT), IT Security Association Germany (TeleTrusT), Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (Foundation for Admission to German Universities, hochschulstart.de), Technical University of Munich (TUM) have joined forces to support the international go.eIDAS initiative. The non-profit go.eIDAS-Association (go.eIDAS e.V.) brings together voluntary experts and decision makers who seek to support the practical adoption of electronic identification (eID) and trust services according to the eIDAS-Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 in order to increase trust in digital processes, which is of outstanding importance in times of Corona. Today the go.eIDAS-Association has officially launched the #eIDAS4all campaign, which aims at making eIDAS available for all users in all applications across Europe and beyond. “The current Corona pandemic illustrates the outstanding importance of trustworthy digitalisation”, states Jon Shamah, Chair of EEMA. “eID and trust services according to the eIDAS-Regulation are among the essential key ingredients for viable digital processes and long-term success in this area.”
eIDAS-Forum connects experts with decision makers to boost trust and digitalisation
While the individual merits and benefits of the different “eIDAS-Services” are well known to experts in the field, many decision makers in the different application domains do not seem to be fully aware of the enormous chances and advantages of trustworthy digitalisation and the role eID and trust services can play within the digital transformation process.
Against this background the go.eIDAS-Association has now launched the eIDAS-Forum, which aims at connecting decision makers with experts in order to boost trust and digitalisation in different application domains in order to foster the joint development of beneficial digital solutions with a special focus on the following areas of life:
More and more workplaces and business processes are being digitalised, whereas electronic signatures and seals enable paperless and legally compliant workflows.
Digital processes in the realty sector often require an especially high level of trust, which can be provided by eID and trust services according to the eIDAS-Regulation.
The education sector is reinventing itself in the digital era, whereas eID, electronic signatures and seals serve as promoter of trustworthy digitalisation of educational and administrative processes. ERASMUS+ is a prominent example.
Digital government processes have a huge potential to increase efficiency and trust for authorities and enterprises as well as transparency and convenience for citizen and are enabled by eID, electronic signatures, seals, and related trust services.
While digital technologies are frequently used within the commerce sector for quite some time now, there is still room for the improvement of security and trust – especially in cross-border transactions. The use of qualified website authentication certificates (QWACs), eID and other trust services create mutual trust.
eIDAS means allow to improve trust, efficiency, integrity and authenticity in research processes related to food and drugs for example. Secure cloud service frameworks using eID and trust services for secure access management could protect the research results.
Digitisation is revolutionising the entire healthcare sector, which has specific requirements with respect to security, privacy and trust. Electronic health (eHealth) initiatives supported by eIDAS tools, enable trustworthy medical records and secure data exchange between smart devices and critical infrastructures, personalised pharmacotherapy and other innovative digital processes within the healthcare sector across the EU.
The omnipresence of smartphones with NFC is pushing forward the digitalisation of passenger transport processes, whereas eID and electronic signatures in smartphone apps enable trustworthy ticketing. This offers new possibilities for information transfer, networking, or the smart organisation of traffic and travel. At the same time, it must be ensured that legitimate protection requirements with respect to security and privacy are maintained.
Qualified electronic signatures and related eIDAS means play an important role within electronic business processes in the Justice domain to foster trust and transparency for all stakeholders while maintaining legal compliance.
The financial sector is one of the largest beneficiaries of eID and trust services. Due to pertinent regulations related to payment or anti money laundering, there is a significant demand for eIDAS tools, which may push forward digitalisation, trust and efficiency in this domain.
Smart electronic technologies based on eIDAS means may help to sustainably protect our environment due to smarter workflows, the trustworthy sharing of data and many more use cases. For example, “smart home” concepts may not only save money, but also help to protect the environment.
The industrial sector is about to reinvent itself using a variety of digital technologies. A challenge facing today’s manufacturing industry is how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is changing the competitive landscape. The eIDAS framework ensures trust and compliance within Europe and beyond and the legal conformity of digital services in this domain.
Smart technologies and paperless yet traceable business processes provide the basis for improving the efficiency and trust in the logistics sector, whereas eID and trust services according to eIDAS enable secure and seamless business processes within Europe and beyond.
About the go.eIDAS-Association
The go.eIDAS-Association has been initiated by leading European associations, projects and expert organisations in the sector of eID and trust and aims at supporting the practical implementation of the eIDAS-Regulation (EU) 2014/910 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market in order to create an open, inclusive, secure, privacy-friendly and trustworthy eIDAS-Ecosystem. The go.eIDAS-Association welcomes all interested organisations and individual persons which want to benefit from and push forward the adoption of eIDAS in Europe and beyond.
Please refer to https://go.eID.AS for further information and latest news with respect to go.eIDAS.
- See https://blog.eid.as/eidas-ecosystem/ for more information on eID-Services, Certification Authorities (CA), Time Stamping Authorities (TSA), Signature Generation & Sealing Services (SigS), Validation Services (ValS), Preservation Services (PresS) and Electronic Delivery Services (EDS) according to the eIDAS-Regulation.