Jorge Valero and Samuel Stolton: EU leaders to call for an EU electronic ID by mid-2021

15/09/2020 - 11:27

.."EU leaders will ask the European Commission later this month to develop an EU-wide public electronic identification system (e-ID) to access cross-border digital services, according to the draft summit conclusions seen by
Strengthening Europe’s autonomy and sovereignty in the aftermath of the pandemic will be the main topic of the European Council to be held on 24 and 25 September in Brussels and digital initiatives will feature prominently.
As part of their plans, the 27 Heads of State and Government want to have a robust and functional digital ecosystem across the Union for citizens.
To that end, EU leaders will call for the development of an “EU-wide secure public electronic identification (e-ID) to provide people with control over their online identity and data as well as to enable access to cross-border digital services,” the draft document reads."