EU: ENISA Position Paper on privacy features in European eID schemes

Published on: 03/02/2009
Last update: 12/02/2009

Description (short summary):
The paper gives an overview of the vast disparity between privacy features in eID cards across Europe. eID cards are currently used mainly for tax declarations and other eGovernment services, but applications are branching out into the commercial sector. At the same time, Europe lacks a coordinated strategy for how to protect the private data stored by the card, which is both an obstacle to eID interoperability and limits its acceptance by the users. This analysis sets the stage for a privacy baseline in European eID cards.

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Description of license: © European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), 2009

Nature of documentation: Official reports and studies


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