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STORK 2.0
Issue No: 3 | May, 2013

Editorial

Editorial
Project Achievements
STORK 2.0 in the News
More interesting news
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
Upcoming Events
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Dear reader,

The 3rd STORK 2.0 newsletter hot off the press!

STORK 2.0 has recently celebrated its first anniversary and is actively moving towards the creation of a fully operational framework and infrastructure for electronic identities (eIDs) and authentication in the EU.

STORK 2.0 consortium has been actively raising awareness about the project and the benefits of using electronic ID in cross-border transactions, through participation in multiple events and conferences. Furthermore, it updated its promotional materials providing a new design and more updated content about the project.

Further steps are currently being taken to foster engagement from third parties interested in STORK and STORK 2.0 developments. Special advisory groups have been created giving the opportunity to industry players and members of public administrations to access early versions of documents, provide their feedback and be able to interact with STORK 2.0 team.

We will be glad to receive any comments or suggestions you might have, so contact us at: communication@eid-stork2.eu.

Discover more about the project and its related activities with our Newsletter!
Enjoy the reading!

The STORK 2.0 Dissemination and Communication Team
Project Achievements

Existing eID infrastructure analysis

A detailed review of existing infrastructures in each pilot participating in STORK 2.0 was performed and the supported services and procedures by each Member State regarding authentication, authorization, role and mandate processing were identified.

Existing eID infrastructure analysis

In the framework of STORK 2.0 electronic mandates and electronic representation of legal entities are of great importance and impact. During the first year of the project it was assessed how participating countries tackle the issue of mandates and representation of legal entities, including through electronic means.

An overview of the problems linked to the cross-border use of mandates and roles and of the possible legal solutions to assure their smooth usability in international contexts was also presented. In particular it was assessed how mandates can be used in another participating country based on the existing EU, international and national legal framework. A full overview of legal tools such as national laws that apply to the issue (since an analysis of all legislations of participating countries is cumbersome and out of the scope of STORK 2.0) was not provided but methods, rules and techniques to apply to each specific case.

In terms of data protection, all pilots and the STORK infrastructure as a whole need to comply with European data protection principles to ensure that the privacy of end users is appropriately protected, of which Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC is the primary source. These principles include legitimacy of data processing, purpose restrictions, security and confidentiality of the personal data, and data subject rights. STORK 2.0 has examined the data protection compliance challenges of the project, taking into account pre-existing inputs from STORK1 and the revised scope of STORK 2.0.

One of the primary outputs of STORK was the QAA (Quality Authentication Assurance) model, which permitted quality levels to be assigned to various eID solutions, based on some of their main characteristics. STORK 2.0 has provided a QAA policy for attribute assertions, which builds upon the STORK QAA policy but amends it to address the specific characteristics of external attribute providers (which may be public or private sector entities).

Common Specifications & Building Blocks

Based on the new process flows for STORK 2.0, the project elaborated the functional design which has been approved by all Member States. Special attention was given to cross-border business attributes, building further on STORK Student Mobility pilot. Now STORK 2.0 will support citizens (students) having their business attributes spread over several countries.

STORK 2.0 pilots - highlights of first project year

Four pilots - eLearning and Academic Qualifications, eBanking, Public Services for Business, eHealth - will demonstrate the STORK 2.0 infrastructure in real life conditions. During the first year of the project, STORK 2.0 defined the pilots' scope, established the main pilot goals (technical and business) and set success criteria for each goal. Use cases have been identified and a detailed description of the use cases and their functional requirements has been provided. The concrete services to be considered for piloting, the information linked to the identity of actors which is needed for each one and the roles of the different partners in the use cases have also been presented. A ex-ante evaluation of the pilots focused on the fulfillment of their objectives was performed. The evaluation provides suggestions for further strengthening the pilot and its relation to the project. Learn more about the pilots here

eID as a Service Offering

STORK 2.0 has now reached a stage where it is able to take stock of all the preliminary research it has carried out, upon which to base a marketing effort. The analysis of 1000s of questionnaires, and the conducting of interviews and focus groups with potential stakeholders has been at the forefront of work in recent months. The results will complement those gathered from an extensive trawl of existing material from recent studies and projects and lead to the development of the marketing and sustainability strategy for the project.

Discover more about STORK 2.0: New dissemination materials available!

Do you like the updated STORK 2.0 poster and factsheet? Click on the photos below and view them!

 

Discover the new project factsheet and poster in printable format as well as their previous versions by clicking here

STORK 2.0 Special Advisory Groups: get upgraded and more actively involved in the project!

If you would like to be more proactively involved in the project and provide direct feedback on the infrastructure that is being developed, join our Special Advisory Groups. Upon signing a non-disclosure agreement, you will have access to early versions of documents and be able to interact with STORK 2.0 team.

STORK 2.0 Stakeholders Groups: join us!

Get involved in the following project groups and learn more about the upcoming events we organize for our members!

Member States
Public Administration
Industry Groups Community of Interest

STORK 2.0 in the Social media

STORK 2.0 social media attract more and more project’s fans daily! Have you already "liked" our page, "followed" our Twitter account and got "connected" to our LinkedIn page?
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Editorial
Project Achievements
STORK 2.0 in the News
More interesting news
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
Upcoming Events
Publications
   
STORK 2.0 in the News
Editorial
Project Achievements
STORK 2.0 in the News
More interesting news
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
Upcoming Events
Publications
   
More interesting news

  ICT in schools survey - many children not getting what they need; teachers need more training and support
  Digital Agenda for Europe introduces us "The Clikkers" family and the importance of digital IT skills
  "The Clikkers": an interesting series of videos created by Digital Agenda of Europe
  Speech of Neelie Kroes about "The digital economy delivers jobs: FACT" at The Grand Coalition for ICT skills and jobs Conference on March 4th, 2013 in Brussels
  e-SENS: New LSP project is launched!*
*Disclaimer: Depending on the signature of the Grant Agreement (under finalization), e-SENS will be an EU co-funded project under the ICT PSP. The project has started working on 1/4/2013 at its own risk.
  JOINUP: Dutch government to use open source for its new e-ID card
Editorial
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STORK 2.0 in the News
More interesting news
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
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STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene

STORK 2.0 presented at the "Trust in the Digital World 2013" conference, 18th-19th April 2013

Frank Leyman, STORK 2.0 partner and Manager of International Relations in FEDICT, presented STORK 2.0 project focusing on the trust aspect of the project. More

STORK 2.0 presented at the XI Jornadas Ceres "eAdministración y movilidad", 17th- 18th April 2013, Madrid

A two day conference organised by the FNMT (Royal Mint). Explanation of STORK 2.0 in its context. More

STORK 2.0 presented at the Workshop on "eID and eTrust services - perspectives and expectations", 19th March 2013, Brussels

This was a half-day workshop organised by DTCE (Digital Trust and Compliance Europe) and Chambersign Asbl. INFOCAMERE, STORK 2.0 partner, attended this event and shared opinions with stakeholders about the future of eID and STORK developments. More

STORK 2.0 presented at the "Corporate Registers Forum Conference", 11th - 15th March 2013, Auckland, New Zealand

The theme of the 9th Annual Conference of the Corporate Registers Forum was "Tomorrow’s Registries Today - Tell, Inspire, Revolutionize". Part of the presentation was about STORK 2.0 which was given by Lesli Hommik, Centre of Registers and Information Systems (EE RIK). More

STORK 2.0 presented at SIBS event focused on eID applied to the Banking Sector, 21st February 2013, Lisbon

In Portugal, SIBS and AMA have been working closely together in order to help the Bank of Portugal understand the advantages, quality assurance and security guarantee of using eID Portuguese citizen’s card usage "Cartão de cidadão". As a result, the Bank of Portugal decided to review the regulation regarding opening a Bank Account incorporating references to the eID Portuguese citizen’s card and invited every Portuguese Bank to participate in a public consultation.

Alongside with the public consultation, SIBS organized an event entitled "eID applied to the Banking Sector" on February 21st, 2013. It gave an overview of the current landscape regarding legislation, eID regulation associated to opening bank accounts was discussed and the almost 100 participants were invited to participate in STORK 2.0. AMA, SIBS and Multicert that participate in eBanking pilot were present. More

"Build, Connect, Grow: Make Business in the Digital Single Market" event, 21st February 2013, Brussels

STORK 2.0 partner, Prof. Antonio Lioy from Politecnico di Torino participated in this event and his presentation focused on the economic and deployment case of the LSP STORK.
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STORK 2.0 presented at the "Conference on Security of eGovernment", February 19th 2013, European Parliament, Brussels

The Conference was carried out as part of STOA (Science and Technology Options Assessment) project on Security of eGovernment Systems. STORK 2.0 partner, Prof. Antonio Lioy participated in "Theme 4 - 27 Member States, 1 solution?" and presented lessons learnt from STORK, as well as STORK 2.0 vision. More

STORK 2.0 presented at the eHealth Governance Initiative (eHGI) eID Workshop, 11th - 12th February 2013, Brussels

A two day workshop organised by eHGI and European Commission. ECAS-pilot live-demo (by Robert Scharinger), proposed EC Regulation on eID and eSignature COM(2012) 238/2, eSENS project - possible eID for eHealth link, break-out-sessions etc. Robert Scharinger presented the STORK 2.0 eHealth pilot and took part as panel member in discussions. Gottfried Heider took part as expert of eHGI as well as member of STORK 2.0. More
Editorial
Project Achievements
STORK 2.0 in the News
More interesting news
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
Upcoming Events
Publications
   
Upcoming Events
Editorial
Project Achievements
STORK 2.0 in the News
More interesting news
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
Upcoming Events
Publications
   
Publications
  BUILD, CONNECT, GROW WebZine, Issue No.4, February 2013
  Report on an individual-centric Digital Agenda for Europe
  Communicating EU Research & Innovation - A guide for project participants
  Innovation landscapes: A study on innovation approaches in three selected EU Member States
  eHealth Interoperability Framework Study
  ICT for Societal Challenges: new publication on research and innovation projects
Editorial
Project Achievements
STORK 2.0 in the News
More interesting news
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
Upcoming Events
Publications
 
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