eIDAS 2.0 Efforts Gain Momentum at the European Commission

    Electronic Identification, Authentication and Trust Services Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 910/2014), known as the eIDAS Regulation, is a regulation that brings a set of rules and standards for electronic identification and trust services in European Union member states. This regulation has been under revision for some time and a new version, known as eIDAS 2.0, has been expected to be published.

    This update aims to renew and improve the first eIDAS Regulation to adapt it to technological developments and the new needs of the EU digital market.

    According to statements made by senior officials of the European Parliament on 16 October 2023, the technical work on eIDAS 2.0 has been completed. As a result of the negotiations on technical issues in recent months, the necessary work on the texts has been carried out with the contributions of EU2023ES and the European Commission.

    In addition, the statement indicated that negotiations have resumed to reach a consensus and address all other pending issues, including matters such as Wallets, QES (Qualified Electronic Signatures), open-source solutions, unique data sources, verification mechanisms, and certification.

    Accordingly, the eIDAS 2.0 regulation is expected to be voted in the General Assembly in the first quarter of 2024.

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