The international Porvoo Group is meeting in Brussels, Belgium on 10 – 11 May 2012 to consider questions relating to electronic identity (eID) and data protection. As daily life is increasingly moving online, citizens are becoming more and more concerned about the protection of their electronic privacy. Can legislation and technology guarantee it?
The conference's subjects include eID and privacy, data protection, development work in the EU and national eID development projects in the participating countries. The host country, Belgium, is known for progressive development of citizen-oriented e-services.
The representative of the European Commission will showcase the ongoing development on electronic identity, authentication and signatures, and present some questions on the protection of privacy.
The representative of the European Network and Information Security Agency ENISA will also address the conference.
In addition, the STORK project that is underway in the EU will be showcased at the conference. The project's objective is for businesses, citizens and government employees to be able to use their national eIDs in every EU Member State. The goal is the easy use of e-services across borders, utilising existing national systems.
Representatives of European countries, the European Commission, the USA and Japan will attend the conference. The Porvoo Group’s 17th conference is organised by the Porvoo Group and e-Forum.
For further information contact the Finnish Population Register Centre:
Ms Tuire Saaripuu, Chair of the Porvoo Group, Head of Registration, phone +358 50 563 5735, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Porvoo Group is an international cooperation network coordinated by the Population Register Centre of Finland. The Group’s primary goal is to promote a trans-national, interoperable eID based on PKI technology (Public Key Infrastructure) and smart cards and chip ID cards as well as secure e-services in Europe. The majority of its members represent their respective national authorities, but representatives of the business community, the European Commission and the UN have also contributed to its work. Also the USA and Japan are closely involved.
e-Forum is a not-for-profit association that brings together interested parties active in the fields of eGovernment, electronic identity and data protection in Europe.