3Building trust in the online environment is essential for a successful transition to a digital4society.
5The market for Identity Authentications and Fraud Solutions is predicted to grow and6reach $28 billion by 2023, as hacks from criminal organisations and state-sponsored 7groups become more and more common.Furthermore legislation on digital identities 8holds the power to facilitate a new market for services related to authentication, 9authorisation and their attributions, worth more than 2.13 billion EUR by 2022, with eID 10saving businesses more than 11bn EUR per year (DSM, European Commission).
13Electronic identification (eID) and Trust services (such as electronic signatures) help14citizens to manage their digital identities by providing online trust.
15The European Parliament and the Council have approved the eIDAS regulation on16electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market 17(EU Regulation 910/2014), which gives it a legal framework at the EU level and 18supersedes the former Electronic Signatures Directive of 1999.
19Already 13 EU Member States have constituted at least one national e-identity scheme,20which provides over 65% of the EU population access to public services in a cross-border 21context.
25A coordinated approach at EU level allows citizens and businesses to use their national26eID and trust services across borders and by this benefit from the opportunities that the 27Digital Single Market offers.
28Digital identity projects require legal certainty and a predictable regulatory and friendly29environment, as they need to have appropriate legal validity.
30Decentralised digital identities, or Self-sovereign identity (SSI) systems empower citizens31to directly control and have the option to selectively disclose their personal data when 32accessing online services This in return provides citizens a higher control over their 33personal data.
34SSI systems have the option of reinforcing privacy, interoperability, transparency and35connectivity, therefore helping to prevent online fraud, through making impossible to 36remove these factors from a person without the provided access to one’s whole identity.
39LYMEC resolution on “Completing the Digital Single Market” (4.09).
40LYMEC resolution on “A step forward for digital entrepreneurship in Europe” (4.34)
41LYMEC resolution on “European Digitalisation Accelerated” (4.37)
44Defends that digital identity is a key prerequisite for the digital single market and hence45should be a priority of policy makers;
46Believes that a decentralised digital identity framework in Europe could support the role of47governments as an issuer of verifiable credentials and help clarify the implementation 48requirements set in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the compliance of 49various kinds of personal data;
50Considers that each person should be the sole and ultimate owner of their data and to51have the option to administer it according to each transaction they wish to make, carrying 52absolute legal validity and needed privacy;
53Calls for EU Member States to guarantee the mutual recognition and acceptance of54electronic identification among all EU citizens and to provide a SIS-friendly legal 55framework;
56Asks the EU institutions and its Member States to introduce the required legal incentives57to help the market for authentication, authorisation and attributed services and other 58distributed ledger technology (DLT) solutions, such as blockchain, to flourish;
59Believes that digital technologies will be the key and strategic pinpoint for the prosperity60of the EU in the near future, and that Europe has to be at the forefront of the revolution of 61new age technologies;
62Asks the LYMEC Bureau to forward this resolution to the ALDE Party and to the ALDE63Council;
64Calls upon the LYMEC Member Organisations and member contacts in the EU Member65States and applicant states to persuade their mother parties and other politicians to 66achieve the aims of this resolution.
Attention: This is a preview! The official text is printed in the proposal book for Skopje Spring Congress 2020 03 - 05 April 2020.