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ecsec provides “eIDAS-Map” and invites you to explore the “eIDAS-Ecosystem”
Experts explain the inner structure and potential of the “eIDAS-Ecosystem”
The “Regulation (EU) No. 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market and repealing Directive 1999/93/EC”, which is commonly known as the “eIDAS Regulation”, is expected to boost trust and efficiency for electronic transactions across Europe and beyond. In order to visualise the general potential of this regulation and the associated indi-vidual advantages for everyone, the experts of ecsec GmbH, who are active in the EU-funded FutureTrust project, have explained in a blog post how the various eIDAS-Services governed by the regulation interact within the "eIDAS-Ecosystem".
eIDAS community meets at 30th EEMA anniversary on 04.-05. July 2017 in London
Within the scope of the 30th anniversary of the European Association for e-Identity (eID) and Security (EEMA) on 4 July and 5 July 2017 in London, various legal and technical aspects of the eIDAS-Services, as well as related topics in the area of eID and data protection, are dis-cussed among experts. For example, the contribution "Towards GDPR, eIDAS and PSD2 as a Service" examines the importance of the "eIDAS-Ecosystem" for other important European regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 and the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) (EU) 2015/2366.
Interactive "eIDAS-Map" for exploring the "eIDAS-Ecosystem"
Until then you may explore the "eIDAS-Ecosystem" on your own using the interactive "eI-DAS-Map", which is now available at https://eid.as/tsp-map. This journey will not only reveal the geographical distribution of the trust services in Europe, but also expose the large number of already existing qualified trust services. Because the eIDAS-Regulation harmonizes the legal effect of using these trust services across Europe, you may freely choose among the large set of available trust services. "We hope that our compact exposition of the 'eIDAS-Ecosystem' will provide a small contribution to improve the understanding of the deeper relationships around the very important eIDAS-Regulation," added Dr. Detlef Hühnlein, CEO of ecsec GmbH and expert in various eIDAS-related standardization committees. "On the other hand, we are confident that the interactive ‘eIDAS-Map’ is not only useful for experts and we are open for answering questions related to eIDAS and serving as a 'travel guide through the eIDAS-Ecosystem'.
About ecsec GmbH
ecsec is a specialized vendor of innovative solutions in the sector of security in the information and communication technology, security management, smart card technology, identity management, web security and electronic signature technology. Based on experiences from several consulting projects with international reach ecsec GmbH counts to the leading providers in this sector and supports well known customers within the conception and implementation of tailor-made solutions. Due to the observance of current results of science and technology and current and future international standards, an excellent consulting quality and sustainable customer prosperity are guaranteed. ecsec for example developed the Open eCard App, which has been the first and only Open Source eID-Client, which has been certified by the German Federal Office for Information Security, and has received numerous international awards for its SkIDentity service, which offers “Mobile eID as a Service”.
About the eIDAS portal http://eID.AS
The eIDAS portal provides neutral information with respect to the background and implementation of the eIDAS-Regulation (EU) 2014/910 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market. The eIDAS portal now also contains an interactive “eIDAS-Map”, which makes it easy to explore the “eIDAS-Ecosystem”.
About the FutureTrust project
Against the background of the regulation 2014/910/EU on electronic identification (eID) and trusted services for electronic transactions in the internal market (eIDAS), the FutureTrust project, which is funded within the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020) under Grant Agreement No. 700542, aims at supporting the practical implementation of the regulation in Europe and beyond.
For this purpose the FutureTrust project will address the need for globally interoperable solutions through basic research with respect to the foundations of trust and trustworthiness, actively support the standardisation process in relevant areas, and provide Open Source software components and trustworthy services which will ease the use of eID and electronic signature technology in real world applications. In particular the FutureTrust project will extend the existing European Trust Service Status List (TSL) infrastructure towards a “Global Trust List”, develop a comprehensive Open Source Validation Service as well as a scalable Preservation Service for electronic signatures and seals and will provide components for the eID-based application for qualified certificates across borders, and for the trustworthy creation of remote signatures and seals in a mobile environment. The present contribution provides an overview of the FutureTrust project and invites further stakeholders to actively participate as associated partners and contribute to the development of future trust services for trustworthy global transactions.
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