e-IDs to work across EU borders | ZDNet UK | Luxembourg (Europe) | Scoop.it
Electronic signatures are to be harmonised and electronic identities mutually recognised across the EU, under proposals unveiled by the European Commission on Monday.

The e-ID plan is intended to make sure that citizens can use their...


Governments will not be compelled to introduce e-ID schemes, and they will not even be forced to make their national schemes interoperable with others if they do not want to.


At the moment, citizens in Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain all have e-ID cards, and Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden have similar systems.


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