Proposal for a EU Digital Identity Regulation
On 3 June 2021, the EU Commission proposed a framework for a European Digital Identity (EUid) which will be available to all EU citizens, residents, and businesses in the EU.
The Commission plans to introduce a new EUid framework to enable all Europeans to access public and private services online via a secure “digital wallet” without using private identification methods or unnecessarily sharing personal data. This digital wallet may be provided by public authorities or private entities provided they are recognized by a Member State and will link a citizen’s national digital identity to other personal attributes (e.g. driving license or bank account). The European Digital Identity wallets will enable people to choose which aspects of their identity, data and certificates they share with third parties, and to keep track of such sharing. User control ensures that only information that needs to be shared will be shared.