Dea Paraskevopoulos: Estonia, the eID pioneer, reacts to the European digital wallet plans
29/08/2021 – 10:28
The European Commission unveiled a proposal for a reliable and secure digital identity for all Europeans at the beginning of summer. Unlike in many other countries, Estonians have had state-issued digital identities since 2002. Thanks to this, Estonia is years ahead of countries still trying to work out how to authenticate people without physical contact.
The Commission proposes to offer citizens and companies in the Member States, among other things, so-called digital wallets, with which national digital identity can be linked to other personal documents, e.g., driving license, diplomas, bank account.