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New rules on cross-border use of electronic IDs apply

Sep 28, 2018 | News

(28 September 2018) – Starting from tomorrow, 29 September, the EU-wide legislation on the electronic identification (eIDAS Regulation) will take effect. It will enable cross-border recognition of the electronic IDs and allow EU citizens and businesses to access online services even if they are from a different Member State.


This includes the possibilities to file tax returns online, create remotely a bank account or a company, enrol in schools and access personal medical records online, “while guaranteeing the highest standards for personal data protection.”

As from tomorrow, the EU countries will be legally obliged to recognise national eID systems from other EU country, which have already notified and comply with the eIDAS Regulation.

Germany and Italy have completed their notification procedure, Luxembourg and Spain are about to complete the process, while Croatia, Estonia, Belgium, Portugal and the UK have also started it.

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