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
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