epSOS (Smart Open Services for European Patients) has reached its end. The project aimed to develop and pilot safe and secure cross-border eHealth services. Winner of the Healthtech Innovation Award 2013, it appears epSOS succeeded.
The European Council has adopted a regulation which – among other things – dictates conditions for mutual recognition of electronic identification and creates a legal framework for electronic signatures, seals and time stamps.
As the European Council itself explains, “the new regulation provides a common foundation for secure electronic interaction between businesses, citizens and public authorities … It seeks to increase the effectiveness of public and private online services, electronic business and electronic commerce in the EU and to enhance trust in electronic transactions in the internal market.”
A recently published Acuity Market Intelligence report suggests the number of national eID in circulation will rise to 3.5 billion by 2018.
According to Acuity Market Intelligence principal Maxine Most, “in five years time, half of the world’s population will have a chip-based national eID card, including near-complete regional coverage in Europe … This eID platform will encourage significant expansion of eGovernment services and provide the foundation for the development of national and global trusted authentication infrastructures.”
The EU-funded IRISS project began by asking how surveillance impacts on fundamental rights.
Pertinent to the EKSISTENZ project, IRISS has become increasingly focused upon web-based private sector data collection – that is data collection carried out through means such as social media outlets, online vendors and search engines – and the right to privacy.
Facial recognition is increasingly being used as an alternative to passwords for secure computer access. Regrettably, certain facial recognition systems can be easily hoodwinked.
TABULA RASA is a European Commission research project attempting to make facial recognition systems more secure. (more…)
The UK government’s Government Digital Service (GDS) recently attended and took part in the Whitehall Schools Conference.
The Whitehall Schools Conference gathers over 100 precocious 12-13 year olds from under-represented backgrounds and opens their eyes to civil service employment opportunities. (more…)
A recent article written by Sally Greene for the Financial Times outlines a report revealing how Lloyds Banking Group – a quarter-owned by the UK government – has been working with the prime minister’s office to test whether banks could vouch for their customers’ identities to other organisations via a simple smartphone app. (more…)
EKISTENZ will be presenting at the World e-ID Congress.
The 10th World e-ID Congress will gather over 400 members of the world’s e-ID community to participate in conferences designed to facilitate learning and collaboration. (more…)