Opinion No.7 of the Cooperation Network on the Latvian eID scheme


Having regard to Article 12(5) and (6) of Regulation (EU) 910/2014 ("the eIDAS Regulation").

Having regard to Article 14(i) of Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/296.

Having regard to Article 4 of the Rules of Procedure of the Cooperation Network.

Whereas:

Article 12 of the eIDAS Regulation obliges Member States to cooperate with regard to the interoperability and security of notified electronic identification schemes.

Article 14(i) of Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/296 on cooperation mandates the Cooperation Network to adopt opinions on how an electronic identification scheme to be notified meets the requirements of the eIDAS Regulation.

Latvia, with a view to notify its eID scheme, in line with Article 7 (g) of the eIDAS Regulation provided the following information to the Member States on 4th February 2019 (hereinafter referred to as: "prenotifications"):

On 6th June 2019 the Cooperation Network:

The Peer Review Group submitted its report according to Article 11 of Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2015/296 to the Cooperation Network on 27th September 2019. The Cooperation Network has examined and discussed the Peer Review Report today.

Taking into account the outcomes of the peer review and the Cooperation Network discussion and that

 and that Latvia commits to

the Cooperation Network adopted the following opinion:

Opinion

Based on the examination of the pre-notification documents provided by Latvia, the findings of the Peer Review Report and the commitments made by Latvia, the Cooperation Network is of the opinion that the pre-notification documents and additional information provided by Latvia demonstrate sufficiently how:

The Latvian eID scheme:

in line with the requirements of Article 7, Articles 8(1)-(2) and 12(1) of the eIDAS Regulation and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1502.

According to Article 4(6) of the Rules of Procedure, the Cooperation Network agrees to publish this opinion.

Brussels, 2nd October 2019