New EU regulation on electronic identification and trust services now closer
The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission have reached a political agreement on the key elements of this new regulation, which is an essential step towards the Digital Single Market.
The new regulation is designed to meet the need for a predictable legal framework for electronic identification and trusted services in the digital sphere of cross-border operations.
On one hand, it assures that citizens and businesses may use their electronic identity credentials to access public services, and occasionally private, in other European countries. On the other, it will do away with the barriers to achieving a single market in trusted e-services, ensuring that they have the same legal value as their paper counterparts.