Each of us uses an eID on daily basis, e.g. when signing in to an email account, Facebook profile, Internet banking, or to access services of public authorities.
For such online transactions, we need to identify and authenticate ourselves. Currently, various types of hardware and software are used for this purpose, with varying levels of security. More than ever before, this confronts us with questions about privacy protection when sending personal information over the Internet.
All these issues are the subject of this survey for which your attention and collaboration is required.
This survey is organized by SSEDIC, a EU-supported research group that advises the European Commission in defining its policy on Electronic Identity for the coming years. A summary of the results will be made public via our website: www.eid-ssedic.eu