Scoping the Single European Digital Identity Community

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Issue/Topic: Scoping the Single European Digital Identity Community

Convener: Dave Birch and Vic Victoriano

Session: 2A

Conference: IIW-Europe October 11, London Complete Notes Page

Notes-taker(s): Dave Birch

Tags for the session - technology discussed/ideas considered:

Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps:

European government don't even trust each other for mutual identification

European vision should be inclusive (not just for e-government)

Current visions are based on a specific technology (PKI)

There are no payments or liabilities in the current visions

Only 1 out of 17 govts (Germany) currently charge for the use of the ID service

Wider use of govt eID is often restricted by law

We should aim to emulate the physical world or design for the virtual world?

Do European govts want to me database linking easier

Infrastructure should enforce European rights

Private sector has free use of eID infrastructure (eg, Spain)

What is the ID equivalent of the European GSM vision?

What is ID equivalent of "European" Visa/MC?

Europe built GSM on an existing business model

Citizens expect govt to abuse their data

Governments and their policies change

We can only deliver on a European constitutional position

EU vision is a collection of regional and national visions?

Identity is too national for a European vision

Could we at least agree a goal, such as minimizing transaction costs?