Understanding the economic impacts of digital identity.

Digital identities are of interest mainly for their anticipated (beneficial) social and economic impacts. But what are these impacts, and which impacts can we realistically expect in different countries and circumstances? This blog post provides an introduction to these questions, focusing on economic impacts. A future post will turn to social and political impacts.

IMPULSE co-creation.

The IMPULSE solution is being tested in five different countries that have different social and socio-technical structures. During the co-creation activities developed by LUT university team and executed in each case site, it was found out that these different environments have a lot of similarities amongst them. Based on the observations and conversations with the partnering organisations, we found common ground for the piloting case sites.

European Union Identity Wallet (EUID Wallet).

The EUID Wallet is an initiative supported by the European Comission that consists in the definition and creation of a digital wallet that will allow European citizens and businesses to securely access online services across the European Union. Last February, the latest specification of the EUID Wallet was published. This document provides a reference framework for the digital wallet, including the protocols, standards, and data models used in the system. It describes the technical standards and specifications that will be used to ensure interoperability and security between different components and systems.

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eID for more transparent relations with businesses

National economies are seeking for new models of trust: public authorities will guarantee quality, reliability, transparency and authoritativeness of the services provided by the entire ecosystem.

IMPULSE and the perspective of its final end user

The end user represents a person for whom a hardware or software product is designed. In IMPULSE, potential final end users become an active part of the development of the innovative eID solution.

Social inclusion in the digital era: Can disruptive technology improve conditions for vulnerable citizens?

The train of public service digitisation has left the platform long ago in Denmark. Nevertheless, vulnerable citizens are, to a great extent, left waiting to jump on this modern way of interacting with the public sector and important private institutions like banks and housing landlords. Using the IMPULSE solution, the Danish case study in the City of Aarhus explores new ways to hand a group of left-behind citizens the ticket to the digital society.