Risks of eIDAS 2 Art.24 to EU Citizens & the Trust Service Sector (Open Letter)

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Open Letter from Cloud Signature Consortium and Qualified Trust Services Organizations Warns of Risks in eIDAS 2 Regulation

The Cloud Signature Consortium, together with other organisations representing the qualified trust services sector, have issued an open letter warning of the negative impact of proposed amendments in the eIDAS 2 regulation on consumers and to the sector.

While the eIDAS 2 proposal allowed the verification of the user identity with either a “substantial” or “high” level of assurance, the final version of the text adopted by the Council removes references to “substantial”. Many widely used European eID schemes would no longer qualify under these conditions, resulting in a loss of easily accessible, user-friendly services to the consumer.

The letter calls for policy makers to reinstate the “substantial” level of assurance in order to balance consumer protection with user-friendliness in the eIDAS 2 regulation.

Read the full letter below and download it here to share with your MEPs and regulators.

Status: 1 February 2023