REPORT - 24 December 2021
The European Commission Proposal Amending the eIDAS Regulation: A Personal Data Protection Perspective
Alessandro Ortalda, Niko Tsakalakis, Lina Jasmontaite, 24 December 2021
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION PROPOSAL AMENDING THE eIDAS REGULATION (EU) No 910/2014: A PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION PERSPECTIVE
The proposal to amend Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 (eIDAS Regulation) furthers the scope of electronic identity in Europe and connects with other legislative instruments, most notably to Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR). Among the provisions of the proposal, some may carry risks of inconsistency with the GDPR. The present report explores the proposal to amend eIDAS Regulation with the aim to identify potential issues that may arise from a data protection point of view. For each identified issue the report provides an overview presenting the background, potential impacts, and possible solutions.
The present report hopes to provide useful observations for the regulators, policymakers and the stakeholders involved in the review process and, in doing so, to support their work toward an eIDAS Proposal that will ensure the achievement of the electronic identity goals of the EU while being respectful of the rights and freedoms of individuals and fully compatible with already existing legislative instruments.
Keywords: eIDAS, GDPR, electronic identification, personal data protection, digital identity, privacy
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