How eIDAS can help SMEs grow and prosper

How eIDAS can help SMEs grow and prosper

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) form the backbone of any economy. In the European Union (EU), SMEs represent 99% of all businesses and account for an astounding 85% of job growth. Providing the best environment for these SMEs to thrive and prosper thus becomes vital for any country. The EU has a tradition of promoting entrepreneurship and leads the pack regarding ease of doing business, access to finance, a strong legal framework, a robust regulatory environment, and a variety of other support structures.

Leading the Digital Change, Part 2 – Turning eIDs into universal tools

Leading the Digital Change, Part 2 – Turning eIDs into universal tools

In our previous article on eID schemes in Nordic countries, we looked at some data showcasing the remarkable adoption and engagement rates for such schemes. A robust electronic identification and signature mechanism provides the foundation for building digital service delivery platforms.

eIDAS - Establishing Trust in Digital Signatures

eIDAS - Establishing Trust in Digital Signatures

 

A few years ago, the BBC reported that the power of the traditional hand-written signature was under threat from its digital counterpart. While it may have taken some time, the increasing adoption of digital services – from banking and financial transactions in the private sector to taxes and healthcare in the public – has led to a significant rise in the use of electronic signatures.

Examining the Impact of eIDAS - Part 1

Examining the Impact of eIDAS - Part 1

The eIDAS regulation is a key foundational stone in creating the pan-European Digital Single Market. It provides the essential elements to build a robust and secure electronic identification system and reliable trust services. Without the tools that eIDAS enables, several EU directives and initiatives would not be able to function effectively - or at all.

The future of eIDAS in Britain

The future of eIDAS in Britain

Markets hate uncertainty, and the confusion regarding issues related to Britain’s exit from the European Union has roiled equity and currency markets. But it’s not just the financial markets that are affected- companies that rely upon EU regulations to conduct their day-to-day business are also reeling from this uncertainty.

Examining the Impact of eIDAS - Part 2

Examining the Impact of eIDAS - Part 2

In Part 1 of our series exploring the wide footprint of the eIDAS regulation, we looked at things like PSD2, the European Citizen’s Initiative, and the eHealth Governance Initiative. However, these are just a few examples of the many applications of the eIDAS mechanisms. In this part, we examine some other interesting applications, including Social Security and the prevention of Money Laundering.

eID Verification Process and Client Onboarding for Banks and Financial Institutions compliant to eIDAS, KYC and AML

eID Verification Process and Client Onboarding for Banks and Financial Institutions compliant to eIDAS, KYC and AML

This article discusses the benefits eIDs provide for both banks and customers in streamlining cross-border transactions and what is required under eIDAS for identity verification and client onboarding.

A Brief Analysis of the Market and Stakeholders for eIDAS Enabled Solutions

A Brief Analysis of the Market and Stakeholders for eIDAS Enabled Solutions

The ultimate aim of regulations like eIDAS is the creation of a true Digital Single Market (DSM). eIDAS plays its role by providing the necessary authentication and trust service tools to address the needs of the DSM. To succeed, however, it is necessary to understand the precise needs of each market stakeholder.

European Citizen’s Initiative – How eIDAS is Enabling Participative Democracy in the EU

European Citizen’s Initiative – How eIDAS is Enabling Participative Democracy in the EU

In the last few decades, we have seen more countries adopt a democratic form of government than ever before in history. For the most part though, citizens do not directly participate in day-to-day governance but rather elect representatives like Members of Parliament or Senators to do that in their stead. These MPs decide on the most important topics for society, which are subsequently debated and legislation may follow.