6th International Conference on e-Identification and Trust Services

ZEIDES 2022

At this year’s conference, we will review the activities at the EU level and in Slovenia regarding the field of regulation, solutions and services of electronic identification, authentication, electronic signatures and other trust services.

Some of the themes are:

In July 2020, the European Commission launched the procedure to review the application of the eIDAS Regulation and to prepare its amendments and additions in the light of the experience gained from the application of this Regulation, and changes to technology, market and legislation. ETSI is developing new technical specifications, which will define the rules and safety requirements of the trust service components for validation of identities of stakeholders of the trust services.

In Slovenia, we are expecting the initiation of the legislative procedure for the adoption of the Regulation on Electronic Identification and Trust Services for Electronic Transactions and the new Personal Data Protection Act. In January 2022, the issuing of new biometric and electronic personal cards should be launched.

On the market, there is a growing range of solutions and services of e-identification, authentication and remote e-signature, via the internet or mobile phones, which incorporate various interpretations regarding levels of reliability and trust, defined in eIDAS Regulation and acts issued based on it. The consequence of this is the varying quality of the digitalisation processes based on authentication and validation of participants’ e-identities and which rely on trust services.

The processing of data on an individual’s e-identity and on trust services that s/he used, is considered processing of personal data which needs to be carried out in compliance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation and valid Personal Data Protection Act, with particular focus on the provisions on data subjects’ rights.

Remote, m-business and e-business bring new security risks for providers and users of online and other e-services, which need to be controlled with appropriate technical and organisational information security measures. According to the proposals of new EU directives on the security of networks and information systems (NIS2) and resilience of critical infrastructure, trust services are classified as essential services and critical infrastructure.

The European digital identity wallet and new trust services within the framework of renewed eIDAS Regulation! The EU Commission introduced a normative framework for trusted and safe digital identity, available to all EU citizens, based on a digital wallet installed on the person’s mobile phone.