Trust building in electronic transactions
Building trust in the online environment is key to economic and social development. Lack of trust, in particular because of a perceived lack of legal certainty, makes consumers, businesses and public authorities hesitant to carry out transactions electronically and to adopt new services.
Therefore regulation 910/2014/EU seeks to enhance trust in electronic transactions in the internal market. They do that by providing a common foundation for secure electronic interaction between citizens, businesses and public authorities. Thereby they increasing the effectiveness of public and private online services, electronic business and electronic commerce in the Union.
eIDAS and electronic authentication
eConnect International B.V. (eVerbinding) built a solution where users can digitally authenticate from one country to another inside the EU. This allows individuals and organizations to authenticate themselves using their national identification against services operating in countries outside their home country.
The technical framework, the so called eIDAS Network, is based on a setup where each and every country operates an identity provider and can communicate with the identity provider of other countries and trust and forward their authentication.
The eID@Cloud project
eID@Cloud project is supported by the European Union through the „Connecting Europe Facility“ (CEF) program. In the project, connections between Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands and Spain are tested specifically.
About eConnect International B.V. (eVerbinding)
eConnect International B.V. (eVerbinding) aims to enable and participate in a safe and e-invoicing ecosystem throughout Europe. Because of that, with eIDAS it will be possible to log in at eVerbinding with your own identity provider. In the Netherlands for example this will be eHerkenning.
For more information about the eIDAS background check this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwznUpz3LXE