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The new eIDAS 2 regulation
comes into force

On May 8th, Regulation (EU) 2024/1183 comes into force. This modifies Regulation 910/2014, better known as the eIDAS Regulation, which established a European framework for digital identity.

Novelties of eIDAS 2

The new eIDAS 2 Regulation includes new features relevant to the previous Regulation, such as new trust services. Among them, the digital wallet (EUDI-Wallet) stands out as a means of implementing a single digital identity in the European Union.

This new digital identity or e-wallet must be accepted as a means of online identification by service providers from sectors as diverse as health, financial entities, and education. It allows users to access public and private services safely.

In addition, the new e-Walllet allows citizens greater control over their personal data, the possibility of using pseudonyms when legal identity is not required, and the inclusion of attributes that have been previously validated. The user can decide what information and attributes to share at any given time and with whom, exercising control over their personal data and its access by third parties. eIDAS 2 also regulates the use that these third parties may make of this data, which aligns with the provisions of the RGPD.

Qualified electronic declarations of attributes, like declarations issued by a responsible public sector body from an authentic source, will have the same legal effects as declarations lawfully issued on paper, the latter being recognised by all Member States.

eIDAS2 has set the goal of increasing citizens’ adoption rate from 59% to 80% by 2030. We will all have a new European Digital Identity that allows us to carry out procedures and processes between companies and public administration with greater security and simplicity.

Other New Trust Services

The new Regulation opens the possibility of other new trust services, such as electronic filing, electronic ledgers, and the management of remote electronic signature and seal creation devices. It establishes the requirements that must be met and the legal validity recognised in the Member States of the Union.

Contact a qualified trusted service provider like Víntegris to learn about the benefits that electronic signature solutions with eIDAS compliance can bring to your organisation.

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