Digital Single Market
Digital Economy & Society

Study on Impact assessment for legislation on mutual recognition and acceptance of e-Identification and e-Authentication across borders (SMART 2011/0075 Final Report)

The study provides a coherent analysis of regulatory, institutional, organisational and technological issues related to the development of interoperable cross-border eIDs. Furthermore, it considers the four options in terms of their potential impact on the development of the digital single market in general, and of their support to the cross-border access to public services. The different options are compared with the specific development goals of current policy initiatives.