As part of European alignment, a launch event for the eIDAS Regulation (electronic identification and trust services) took place on October 14, 2015 in Brussels. The eIDAS Regulation seeks to enhance trust in electronic transactions in the European market by providing a common foundation for secure electronic interaction between citizens, businesses and public authorities.
The new regulation aims to redefine all electronic signatures and align them at European level. These new electronic IDs will be issued by trust service providers. As such, eIDAS will remove existing barriers to electronic transactions across European borders. For example, businesses with the correct electronic identification will be able to easily take part in invitations to tender issued by other EU member countries.