Title: E-identification technologies for e-government interoperability in the EU

Authors: Elias Pimenidis, Ioannis Savvas

Addresses: School of Computing and Technology, University of East London, UK. ' Informatics Laboratory, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

Abstract: The EU commission has set the Pan-European Interoperability of secure authentication and authorisation systems for access to e-government services as a priority target for 2010. To this effect a large number of EU member states have implemented e-identification schemes. These are at varying stages of completion and use a range of technologies. All of them though aim at meeting the above target for interoperability while at the same time securing their home e-government services thus making them more attractive to their citizens. The number of states reviewed here and the state of the technologies used is not exhaustive but provides a good representation across the EU. This work is ongoing as are the initiatives and pilot schemes studied here.

Keywords: e-identification; digital identities; e-government; interoperability; digital identity technologies; citizen card; EU digital identification initiatives; European Union; electronic government; authentication; authorisation; electronic security.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESDF.2007.016866

International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 2007 Vol.1 No.2, pp.169 - 179

Available online: 26 Jan 2008 *

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