Links from 2023-11-11
EU Digital Identity Regulation (eIDAS): Pirates don’t support blank cheque for surveillance of citizens online! – Patrick Breyer
Pirates Mikulas Peksa and Patrick Breyer worked until the last minute to try and fix at least some of the numerous risks of the EU digital identity scheme. In a major victory, Member States will not be obliged to assign a single unique ID number to every citizen. Signing up for the eID app will be voluntary, and it will remain possible to access public and private services by other existing identification and authentication means. The app client will be open source.