Digital Identity: Civil Society Open Letter on eIDAS Reform

Together with 24 NGOS, academics and research institutions from all over the world we urge EU policy makers to reconsider the current trajectory of the reform of the eIDAS regulation.

The current trilogue negotiations on the new European digital ID have distinguished poorly between legitimate use cases and fraudulent or abusive scenarios. The regulation also lacks redress for national eIDAS authorities to act against bad actors and expel them from the eIDAS ecosystem. Privacy-respecting functions are not given preference over intrusive functions of the Wallet.

Policy makers can still get it right. However, the new digital identity wallet can only safely serve citizens if the regulation includes the proper safeguards.