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STORK 2.0: Breaking New Grounds on eID and Mandates

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Date: 13. March 2015

Herbert Leitold, Secure Information Technology Center, Austria, Herbert.Leitold@a-sit.at

Antonio Lioy, Politecnico di Torino, Dip. di Automatica e Informatica, Italy, lioy@polito.it

Carlos Ribeiro, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal, carlos.ribeiro@tecnico.ulisboa.pt



The EU Large Scale Pilot “STORK” demonstrated cross-border interoperability of electronic identity (eID) in six production pilots. The lessons learned gave valuable input to a European legal framework on mutual recognition of state’s eID schemes. STORK however was limited to interoperability of natural person eID. While such citizen eID interoperability is an important step, many e-government or e-business processes are carried out “on behalf”: A natural person acting on behalf of another natural person, a natural person representing a legal person, respectively. Cross-border interoperability of electronic representation and electronic mandates has been a key objective of the STORK follow-up project “STORK 2.0”. We discuss how STORK 2.0 has implemented interoperability of electronic representation and how that got applied to its pilots in this paper. We focus on representation of legal persons, as this is essential on removing practical barriers in a digital internal market.


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