The EU propose new rules on electronic transactions
Proposed Draft EU Regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal
The European Commission has proposed new rules to enable cross-border and secure electronic transactions in Europe. The proposed Regulation will ensure people and businesses can use their own national electronic identification schemes (e-IDs) to access public services in other EU countries where e-IDs are available. It also creates an internal market for e-Signatures and related online trust services
across borders, by ensuring these services will work across borders and have the same legal status as traditional paper based processes. The proposal is due to go through the ordinary legislative procedure for its adoption by co-decision of the European Parliament and the Council. The text of the draft Regulation can be found here.