The convergence of digital identity and digital wallets offers a powerful combination that enhance user experience to help in the growth of EU’s digital economy. However, a common set of definitions and universal taxonomy for digital wallet that enable mutual recognition of digital identities have not yet been fully defined leading to a lack of interoperability between wallets, poor user experience, lack of cross-border agreements for “free” data flow and slow adoption of standards.
In Europe, eIDAS is an evolving regulatory framework that plays an instrumental role in shaping digital identity and electronic transactions among EU member states. Coupled with a set of common definitions and universal taxonomy for digital wallets, it should enable a trusted standardised framework for any natural person/ legal entity that aims/need to use and share their sensitive data in the digital ecosystem.
Establishing such a harmonized and trustworthy digital environment within the EU, should significantly enhance the user experience in the digital ecosystem by simplifying access to online services, reducing friction across the authentication systems, and streamlining transactions.
The proposed workshop will thus:
- Investigate the challenges that prevent to date the adoption of the digital wallets addressing the privacy, usability, security, standards and interoperability.
- Identify potential common set of definitions for a universal taxonomy of digital wallets to enable mutual eID recognition, facilitate interoperability and enable seamless interactions between digital wallets; and
- Gather key takes away for developers and policy makers to maximise scalability and adoption of digital identity and wallet(s) across Europe.