LuxTrust is part of the POTENTIAL Consortium, supporting the European digital identity journey
On 14 December 2022, the European Commission announced the results of a large-scale pilot on the European Digital Identity Wallet by selecting the POTENTIAL Consortium’s proposal. With 148 participants from 19 EU member states and Ukraine, the POTENTIAL Consortium includes representatives from both the public and private sectors with highly relevant experience in the development of the eID (electronic identity) solutions.
The POTENTIAL Consortium aims to pilot new coming EU Digital Identity Wallet (EUDIW) prototypes in six concrete use cases:
- eGov services: enabling citizens to use governmental services, such as online administrative procedures.
- Bank account opening: allowing citizens to open a transaction, savings or deposit online account.
- SIM eRegistration: simplification and digitalisation of the SIM card registration process.
- eDriving licence: equipping citizens with an electronic driving license to allow identity verifications during police checks.
- eSignature: increase the usage of remote qualified electronic signature.
- ePrescription: give more control to citizens over what health data they share.
The POTENTIAL Consortium is now ready to engage into a round of negotiations with DG CONNECT. This phase will conclude with the signature of the Grant Agreement (GA) and the launch of the project around early May 2023. This large-scale pilot also aims at anticipating and preparing the upcoming eIDAS V2 regulation, which will enter into force in the next few months.
“We are pleased and honoured to be part of this strategic large-scale pilot project on the European Digital Identity Wallet. It represents a major evolution at the European level. We have been working on the augmented identity concept for several years and we are looking forward to bringing our expertise and contributing to the deployment of the different use cases such as the “Electronic identification for account opening for the financial industry” and “Remote Qualified Electronic Signature”. This initiative is perfectly aligned with our strategic ambition to be at the forefront of the regulatory evolutions driven by a concrete use case approach.”, states Pierre Grasset, LuxTrust’s Chief Commercial Officer.