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Title: Aniyan Varghese

Electronic Identity Management for public
services 2010 in EU eGovernment Action Plan
Event on electronic identity card and
applications, Brussels, June 12th, 2006
  • Aniyan Varghese
  • eGovernment Unit
  • ICT for citizens and businesses
  • Directorate General Information Society Media
  • European Commission
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eGovernment i2010 Action Plan eGovernment in EU
eGovernment i2010 Action Plan eGovernment in EU
i2010 eGovernment Action PlanMajor Objectives
  • No citizen left behind
  • by 2010 all citizens benefit from trusted,
    innovative services and easy access for all
  • Making efficiency and effectiveness a reality
  • by 2010, high user satisfaction, transparency
    and accountability, a lighter administrative
    burden and efficiency gains
  • Implementing high-impact key services for
    citizens and businesses
  • by 2010, 100 of public procurement will be
    available electronically, with 50 actual usage,
    with agreement on cooperation on further
    high-impact online citizen services
  • Putting key enablers in place
  • Enabling citizens and businesses to benefit, by
    2010, interoperable access across Europe to
    public services
  • Strengthening participation and democratic
  • by 2010, tools for effective public debate and
    participation in democratic decision-making

Ministerial Declaration Electronic Identity
  • By 2010 European citizens and businesses shall be
    able to benefit from secure means of electronic
    identification that maximise user convenience
    while respecting data protection regulations.
    Such means shall be made available under the
    responsibility of the Member States but
    recognised across the EU
  • By 2010 Member States will have agreed a
    framework for reference to and where appropriate
    the use of authenticated electronic documents
    across the EU, as appropriate in terms of
    necessity and applicable law

Ministerial Declaration eIDM (continued)
  • Member States will, during 2006, agree a process
    and roadmap for achieving the electronic identity
    objectives and address the national and European
    legal barriers to the achievement of the
    electronic identity objectives. Work in this area
    is essential for public administrations to
    deliver personalised electronic services with no
    ambiguity as to the users identity.
  • Member States will, over the period 2006-2010,
    work towards the mutual recognition of national
    electronic identities by testing, piloting and
    implementing suitable technologies and methods.
  • Member States will, by 2010, agree a framework
    for reference to, and where appropriate the use
    and sustainable archiving of, authenticated
    electronic documents.

eGovernment Actions- eIDM Key enabler
  • 2006 Agree with Member States on a roadmap
    setting measurable objectives and milestones on
    the way to a European eIDM framework by 2010
    based on interoperability and mutual recognition
    of national eIDM.
  • 2007 Agree common specifications for
    interoperable eIDM in the EU.
  • 2008 Monitor large scale pilots of interoperable
    eIDMs in cross-border services and implementing
    commonly agreed specifications.
  • 2009 eSignatures in eGovernment Undertake
    review of take-up in public services.
  • 2010 Review the uptake by the Member States of
    the European eIDM framework for interoperable

eIDM/eDoc roadmap
Federated eID Management
EU provisions Recognition of national eIDs
Authentication Model Levels
Equal Treatment of national eIDs
Common eID Framework
eID Terminology
Definition of eID
Personal Data Ownership Model
eID Role Management
Recognition of eDocs
Long Term Archiving Guidelines
MS rules on eArchiving
eDoc Format Standard(s)
Permanent Document ID
Long Term Archiving Model
Views from private sector on eIDM
  • Accelerate roadmap
  • Regulatory/administrative/adoption rather than
  • Express the eIDM vision and promote it in an EU
    campaign, identify citizen and business benefits
  • Resilience / critical infrastructure
  • Explain role of e-Signatures Directive
  • Commission to set example, lead user
  • Advance fast in eIDM standards preferably
    recognised by law, benefit from European Citizen
    Card standard work
  • Leading eID eGovt project on short term

Potential contributions by large scale pilots in
  • authentication model levels
  • definition of eIDM
  • common eIDM framework
  • personal data ownership model
  • data protection issues
  • federated eID management
  • eDoc format standard(s)
  • recognition of eDocs

eIDM Some Questions ?
  • Which is the major business case for eIDM
  • What is an acceptable economic model for eIDM?
  • What does a range of solutions include?
  • What good practices can we identify as acceptable
    use cases?
  • Is eIDM specific legislation needed?
  • Is a per sector approach needed?
  • Issues on Certificate validation model for cross
    sector and cross border transactions?
  • Are industry-led standards adequate and what else
    is needed?

Immediate Next steps
  • Complete the details of the roadmap in 2006
    (Contributions welcome)
  • Large scale pilots Industries, Member States and
    other stakeholders Explore concepts in 2006-07,
    and proposals before end of 2007
  • Completion of common specifications 3rd quarter
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