EU member states also agree on the issue of setting up a virtual wallet.
Slovakia debates EU member states on promoting European digital identity. The Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic and Minister of Investment Veronika Remišová (For People) said this in Brussels on Friday after the end of the EU Telecommunications Council, which focused on cyber threats and artificial intelligence.
The European Commission (EC) has suggested that any person holding an identity card in an EU country can have a digital identity, recognized by anyone in the Union, as well as a personal digital wallet.
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The European Commission’s proposal stipulates that a European digital identity will be available to EU citizens, residents and EU-based businesses who wish to use their identity or confirm certain personal information. It can be used for both online and offline public and private services across the EU.
Remišová found that there is a pan-European consensus, as digital identity is supported by all member states of the Euroblock, although there are still some technical details that need to be resolved.
In Slovakia, she said, it is closely linked to what the government does, and that is a “mobile ID”, which means that if the central public administration portal has so far only been accessible via a website, it will be possible to provide access to it after ten years. via mobile.
“We’ve seen it in a solution like covidpas. A Europe-wide joint solution is extremely necessary and effective, “said Remišová.
She clarified that member states also agree on the establishment of a virtual wallet and a European digital identity, which provides disputes on some technical issues can be used.
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“We in Slovakia also support this, as we are already doing the solutions that will be connected with the European identity,” said the Slovak Deputy Prime Minister.
In her speech on the state of the Union in this context in Strasbourg, EC President Ursula von der Leyen emphasized in September that the plan was a secure European electronic identity that citizens would trust and be able to use in Europe for all things – from payment. taxes after renting a bicycle.
“Thanks to this technology, we will be able to enjoy what data is being used and how it said,” von der Leyen said.