Keynote Address: Security architectures of the e-government – critical information and threat mitigation
Sept. 29th 2018 was the magic date for eID in Europe. All Member States can profit from compulsory mutual recognition where Member States are liable for operation and quality of eID.
Numbers tell us that governments can set the scene and be the anchor of trust but usage is with the private sector. We have to be careful not to open this gap as both sides only could lose. The challenges are Google, Facebook & Co. Having very broad acceptance but at the end no trust that can be legally followed up.
Single sign on and Mobile is where we have to provide solutions.
Austria has counted on mobile since long the basis Handy-Signature is well accepted and by the legal framework eIDAS automatically compliant with the GDPR.
The next big step is MOBILE FIRST also promoted during the meeting of the European Government CIOs. With eID this is a major challenge starting from the necessity “single device” and – in case we are not very careful killing the cross border idea as each Member State might have a different approach excluding citizen and technologies from others.
With OEGV.at the new APP structure Austria is facing this challenge and would be glad to have as many as possible on board this discussion.During the presidency events last October, Austria already pushed the Commission to think about Mobile First.