The Regulation (EU) N°910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market (eIDAS Regulation) adopted by the co-legislators on 23 July 2014 is a milestone to provide a predictable regulatory environment to enable secure and seamless electronic interactions between businesses, citizens and public authorities. The eIDAS Regulation, which is based on the Commission Communication (COM(2012)238 final of 4 June 2012), will increase the effectiveness of public and private online services, eBusiness and electronic commerce in the EU.
eID and eTS - namely electronic signatures, electronic seals, time stamp, electronic delivery service and website authentication - are inseparable by essence when analysing the requirements needed to ensure legal certainty, trust and security in electronic transactions.
"People and businesses should be able to transact within a borderless Digital Single Market, that is the value of Internet." (Neelie Kroes)
In this regard, the eIDAS Regulation