When: Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019, 1:30AM - 4:30AM

Repr. State of Hessen to EU, Rue Montoyer 21, B-1000, Brussels, Belgium


After many years of research, demonstration and limited implementations, digital identification and authentication is still not user-friendly, privacy respecting and broadly usable, except in some small states, or industry sectors. Even in banking, where good authentication is crucial many different systems are around and is not symmetrical: the client authenticates to the bank and not vice versa.

Last year the European eIDAS regulation came to effect, which allows cooperation between identification systems of governments for their own services. But this does not change easily authentication for banking, shopping, proving one’s age or education. This all still needs different methods and credentials.

In this workshop we bring together people to discuss the steps needed on top of eIDAS, to make identification and authentication on the Internet easy and trustworthy.

We will start with a presentation on eIDAS and its foreseen future developments. This will be followed by presentations of private systems existing or under development that are privacy respecting and easy to use and which can build on existing government or otherwise backed ID data. It will include attribute-based systems, Self-Sovereign ID and Block Chain based ID.

It will be complemented by a presentation on the problems of governments to make progress to develop citizen-friendly eID systems.

Speakers are:

Andrea Servida (HoU EC CNECT/eGovernment and Trust): eIDAS, its status and future developments.

Elly Plooij – van Gorsel (Chair of the Dutch Government Committee on eID) eID developments in The Netherlands

Bart Jacobs (prof Radboud Univ Nijmegen, NL): IRMA, a privacy respecting and user friendly eID system

Ghassan Karame (NecLab, DE): Block Chain for ID management

Stephan Krenn (AIT, AT): Privacy preserving Self-Sovereign ID management.

This Workshop has been organised by DigEnlight in cooperation with Trust in Digital Life and hosted by the Representation at the EU of the German State of Hessen. 


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