To boost TRUST and CONVENIENCE in secure and seamless cross-border electronic transactions by promoting the widespread use and uptake of electronic identification and trust services (eIDAS services).
Our priority is to deliver a predictable regulatory environment related to electronic identification and trust services. The eIDAS Regulation aims at boosting the user convenience, trust and confidence in the digital world, while keeping pace with technological developments, promoting innovation and stimulating competition.Following the recent political level agreement, the formal adoption of the Regulation is expected by September. Thereafter, we will develop related delegated/implementing acts. This will be accompanied by the necessary policy, standardisation and communication activities at the EU and International levels to ensure understanding and a positive environment for the acceptance and wide uptake of the new legislative framework.Other complementary actions delivered by the Task Force are:
Fragmentation of the market: different rules apply to service providers depending on which Member States they serve.Lack of trust and confidence: the lack of trust and confidence in electronic systems, the tools provided and the legal framework can create the impression that there are fewer legal safeguards than with physical interaction.Large Scale Pilots (e.g., STORK, Peppol, EPSOS, etc.) have proven that technical interoperability is possible. However, this must be accompanied by clear rules and responsibilities to ensure legal certainty and mutual recognition of electronic identification and trust services.In line with the Treaty of the European Union, the Task Force needs also to ensure, on behalf of the European Commission, the correct application of the existing legal framework (currently Directive 99/93/EC on e-signatures). Divergent national implementations due to different interpretations by Member States of the current Directive have led to cross-border interoperability problems and thus to a segmented EU landscape and distortions in the internal market.Outdated standards lead to a highly complex EU standardisation framework. Standards are no longer in line with current market expectations, e.g. the use of mobile phones or highly secure remote signing technologies.
Follow-up of the study which will provide market analysis, refining understanding of eTS market and eID business model as well as monitor the take-up of cross-border electronic trust services
Timeframe: end 2014
Prepare the first batch of secondary legislation foreseen in the Regulation with a view of the adoption by the European Commission
Percentage of SMEs using/relying on electronic identification, authentication and signature (eIDAS)
Timeframe: By 2015
|Baseline||61 % SMEs use eIDAS technologically based services (2011)|
Official eIDs notified to the Commission
Timeframe: following the entry into application of the mutual recognition of eIDs
Full transition to eProcurement in the EU - % of enterprises submitting a proposal in a public electronic tender system
Timeframe: By mid-2016