Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

The eIDAS regulation on eIdentification entries into force

INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over its legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.

Creation date: October 1, 2018

The EU-wide legislation on the electronic identification (eIDAS Regulation) has entered into force on 29 September enabling cross-border recognition of the electronic ID and allowing citizens and business to share their identity data when necessary.

The ‘eIDAS’ (electronic identification and trust services) encompasses a range of services that help verify the identity of individuals and businesses online or the authenticity of electronic documents.

eIDAS in a nutshell

eIDAS will offers new opportunities especially in the following areas:

  • Cross-border electronic transactions, such as enrolment in a foreign university, opening a bank account, accessing electronic health records.
  • Opening a bank account anywhere in the EU without being physically present in full compliance with the EU rules, especially against the money laundering. T
  • Reinforce the rules of the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Sharing only the necessary information, thus reducing significantly the risks of data misuse.
  • Reduce costs by using eID and electronic signatures.
  • Stimulate new innovative authentication services, such as seals or time stamps.

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