EU Digital Identity
A Web 3.0 Strategy for Accelerating Europe's Digital Economy
As they announced here the EU is making progress towards the implementation of their Digital ID scheme.
The framework for a European digital identity (eID) aims to ensure universal access for people and businesses to secure and trustworthy electronic identification and authentication by means of a personal digital wallet on a mobile phone.
Advocates believe it will deliver great benefit for citizens and businesses, making it easier to access public services and streamlining online commerce. The European Commission believes a single digital gateway could save Europeans up to 855,000 hours of their time annually and companies more than EUR 11 billion per year.
Critics believe it represents a dark dystopian future with severe implications for privacy, the stuff of Orwellian nightmares – a step towards mass surveillance and control.
Our guide sets out to explore a balanced, thought provoking analysis of these arguments, a detailed documentation of the technical standards and accompanying vendor solutions guide.