On the 7th of March the Swiss population will vote on a law the Federal Council and the Parliament have prepared establishing an identification system recognized by the Confederation: the e-ID. The new e-ID law defines a unique identification procedure that can be used to make purchases or obtain services on the Internet in a simple and secure way (e.g. opening a bank account or ordering an official document). Opportunities that arise through digital identification will not only depend on a country’s implementation but also on the trust which its citizens have in its government and institutions.

During this week, which follows the referendum, we would like to

  • discuss the eID law and compare it to the one already implemented by other countries
  • discuss the population’s trust and willingness to adopt a national eID
  • get the perspective of a Swiss Consumer group and learn about the tech implementation and perspective of a digital ID provider
  • hear researchers’ point of view on the implementation challenges, possible solutions and research trends.

Finally, during a moderated wrap up session, we will try to identify and frame a challenge / use case on which the eID workgroup can solve with the support of research.

Flyer & list of panelists: click here

Graphic recordings:
Monday 08/03 – LEGAL. click here
Tuesday 09/03 –
CIVIL SOCIETY. click here
Wednesday 10/03 –
BUSINESS. click here
Thursday 11/03 –
RESEARCH. click here
Friday 12/03 –
WRAP UP. click here