Digitisation is sweeping across Europe. COVID-19 accelerated this digital trend, prompting renewed focus on how best to provide citizens with easy, secure access to digitised identity information required for government and private services.
Digital ID is becoming inextricably linked to how we identify ourselves, and European member states, citizens and politicians are now intensely aware how important it is to be able to use digital identities across the European Union.
The increase in consumer demand for easy-to-use, fast mobile solutions – enabling fully digital consumer journeys, end-to-end – further underscores the need for an open digital ecosystem built on strong pillars of modularity and interoperability. But the impact of digitisation runs even deeper, requiring harmonisation across the entire European continent, writes Roland Eichenauer, VP & Head of Business Development, eSecurity & Digitisation at Nets Group.