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Electronic Identification Regulation
26 November 2014

The European Council has adopted Regulation 910/2014 which proposes a process for mutual recognition and acceptance of means of electronic identification used to identify natural and legal persons in other member states, with the aim of enabling cross-border and secure electronic transactions in Europe.

The Regulation updates the e-Signatures Directive and establishes rules for mutual recognition of electronic identification schemes within the EU. Its scope is intended to reach beyond e-commerce, and is viewed as a step towards European cross-border healthcare.

The new Regulation will apply from 1 July 2016 but member states may join the scheme from late 2015. Mandatory mutual recognition is expected from late 2018. 

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