Reality of digital identity in Europe: regulations are shaping markets?
Last year on July 1st the European direct electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market (eIDAS) came into effect. This ground breaking regulation seeks to harmonise the internal market for digital identity services, such that business and citizens can interact safely and freely with businesses and governments.
At the same time eIDAS was drafted in 2014, the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) was set up by the Financial Stability Board in order to create better transparency of entities dealing with each other
In this keynote panel moderated by Douwe Lycklama of Innopay, Andrea Sevida of eIDAS and Gerard Hartsink of GLEIF will explain how these developments affect the e-business world and in particular the financial industry. Questions and angles include:
- Can we re-use private authentication methods cross border in business and public interaction?
- How does eIDAS facilitate remote cross border on boarding for financial services?
- How will the penetration of digital identity increase?
- How does LEI and eIDAS work together?
- How does the General Data Protection Regulation impact the uptake of digital identity usage?
- How will adoption of LEI and digital identities be stimulated?
From this panel practitioners will learn how they can put these important developments into action towards more seamless digital and cross border services.
Gerard Hartsink was appointed by the Financial Stability Board as Chairman of the Board of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). Mr. Hartsink is the Chairman of the Board of the CCV Group, a Payment Institution and European card acquiring service provider. He also serves as member of the World Trade Board that has the objective to enable global trade. He is active in organizations promoting e-commerce (member of the Digital Economy Commission of ICC) and e-government (member of the Forum Standaardisatie of the Dutch Government). He has broad experience in the payments, securities and forex industry. He served as the Chairman of CLS Bank International, the European Payments Council and of the RMG of ISO 20022 and as Board Member of SWIFT, LCH.Clearnet Group, Euroclear Netherlands, Euro Banking Association (EBA) and Electronic Commerce Platform Nederland. As former Senior Executive Vice President of ABN AMRO Bank he has over thirty years experience in sales, product development, regulatory affairs, information management and operations. He holds MA degrees in political economy from the University of Amsterdam and in law from the Free University in Amsterdam.
Andrea is the Head of the Unit “eGovernment and Trust” in Directorate General ‘Communication networks, content and technology’ (DG CONNECT) of the European Commission whose mission is to advance the quality and innovation of public administrations and accelerating the large-scale public sector and private sector use of trusted identification and trust services in the digital single market by leadership in the eGovernment agenda and in eIDAS. From 2012 to June 2016, he led the eIDAS Task Force in charge of the adoption and implementation of the eIDAS Regulation (EU) N°910/2014. The purpose of the regulation is to deliver a predictable regulatory environment for electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market to boost user convenience, trust and confidence in the digital world. From 2006 to 2012, he was Deputy Head of the Unit “Internet; Network and Information Security” in DG INFSO where he co-managed the Unit and was in charge of defining and implementing the strategies and policies on network and information security, critical information infrastructure protection, electronic signature and identification. From 1993 to 2005, he worked in the European Commission ICT research programmes (ESPRIT, IT, IST and ICT) dealing with safety critical systems, software engineering, database technology, privacy enhancing technologies, biometrics, dependability and cyber security. Before joining the European Commission in 1993, he worked in industry for nearly eight years as a project manager of international R&D projects on decision support systems for environmental, civil and industrial emergency and risk management. He graduated with Laude in Nuclear Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and carried out PhD studies on fuzzy sets and artificial intelligence at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.
Douwe Lycklama is founding partner of Innopay (www.innopay.com) an independent consulting firm specialised in payments and transaction services. Douwe is thought leader in e-payments, e-invoicing, e-identity, m-payments, cards and SEPA, shaping breakthrough business and market innovations, standards and schemes. As such he actively contributes to strategic developments in this field, such as online payment scheme iDEAL and MyBank, identity Trust Framework ‘eRecognition’ and e-invoicing initiatives FinBox and Acceptemail. Innopay works for major international financial institutions, collaborative bodies, government and corporates. Memberships of Innopay include member of the European Payments Consultants Association (www.epca-group.com), EBA (www.abe-eba.eu) and ECP (www.ecp.nl).