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STORK 2.0
Issue No: 7 | October, 2014
Editorial
Project News
What's New in STORK 2.0 Pilots?
STORK 2.0 in the News
eID in the News
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
Upcoming Events
Publications
The STORK 2.0 Newsletter thanks all those who contributed to this issue and welcomes comments and contributions at: info@eid-stork2.eu
STORK 2.0 Newsletter is published by the STORK 2.0 consortium. The views expressed are purely those of the authors and may not, under any circumstance, be regarded as stating an official position of the whole consortium or European Commission. Neither the STORK 2.0 consortium nor any person acting on its behalf is responsible for the use that may be made of the information in this publication.

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Editorial

Dear reader,

The STORK 2.0 consortium is now entering the last stage of the project, crucial for the future of cross-border electronic identification services across Europe.

STORK 2.0 pilots are advancing towards the go-live of the services planned and the engagement of real users (citizens and legal person representatives) for their real-life cross-border services  Stay tuned to our social media profiles and visit regularly our website to get first-hand information on the pilots!

July witnessed how the European Council became the third European institution to back the Regulation on electronic identification and trust services (eIDAS), which endorses STORK. This allows us to be optimistic about the uptake and deployment of STORK 2.0 at many different levels during the upcoming years.

Are you a representative of an EU Member State or Associated country? You are kindly invited to our 2nd Member States Reference Group Meeting, to be organized before the end of the year. This meeting will be focused on informing representatives of public bodies and administrations, leveraging the momentum gained thanks to the implication of countries beyond the boundaries of STORK.

Discover more about the project and its related activities with our Newsletter.

For any comments or suggestions you might have, please contact us at communication@eid-stork2.eu.

Enjoy the reading!

The STORK 2.0 Dissemination and Communication Team

Project News

Legal and trust analysis

Having laid most of the legal groundwork in prior months, legal efforts are now focused on making sure that the outputs from prior years of the project are suitable for operational use, and that they are in line with best practices. By way of example, the privacy policies used by STORK have recently been reviewed and amended to ensure that the use of cookies is clearly and transparently communicated, and that appropriate consents are collected.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by some websites that you visit, including the STORK website. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website. STORK uses cookies to manage your sessions if you log on, and to analyse your use of the STORK website so that we can improve it further.

In order to ensure perfect transparency, the STORK privacy policy has now been expanded to identify each of these cookies, and to explain what their purpose is. Storage duration (showing when a cookie will automatically be deleted from your system) is also clearly indicated. This way, visitors know that they can trust STORK to protect their privacy.

Common specifications and Building blocks

In the next few months, the project will get pilot portals interconnected with foreign eIDs of natural persons with a large extended set of attributes, as well as legal persons. Afterwards the project will dedicate effort to maximise the value for citizens, by optimising the acceptance of foreign eIDs in pilot portals.

Meanwhile the pilots are in operation, the common specifications and building blocks will be extended and their operational stability and performance will be verified.

eID as a service offering

Representatives from STORK 2.0 have been working closely with the eIDAS expert group and other Member States inside and outside of the STORK community to further develop the thinking that will resolve the implementing acts of the Regulation. The standardisation team have also been working on the potential need for accreditation within STORK 2.0. This work has again been in concert with the eIDAS expert group where the issues of peer review and notification of schemes are of great importance to the Regulation. STORK 2.0 has been keen to share learning from our previous research and analysis with the expert group to ensure that the experience of the project is incorporated into the practical implementation of the Regulation.

Marketing, communication & dissemination

The marketing team made several steps forward on dissemination of the project’s outcomes in the conference scene. Over 50 people in Marseille and more than 20 in London witnessed two STORK 2.0 Industry Group Meetings, where several positive impressions were collected on STORK 2.0, its findings and its long-term implications. Presentations and minutes of this half-day session, as well as those of the 2nd Industry Meeting held in June, are available for our Industry Group members in our Industry Group repository.

Our Special Advisory Groups are growing and their members are being active. In relation to this, an article on Wikipedia that leverages a Functional Overview document written by our Advisor Mr Kjell Hansteen will be soon published.

To join our Special Advisory Groups, please write us to communication@eid-stork2.eu. Do not miss the chance to participate!

 

Editorial
Project News
What's New in STORK 2.0 Pilots?
STORK 2.0 in the News
eID in the News
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
Upcoming Events
Publications
What's New in STORK 2.0 Pilots?

eLearning and Academic Qualifications pilot

The eAcademia pilot is advancing steadily towards the go-live of the services planned. Some individual services have been already connected to the currently available production infrastructure; such are the cases of Job Selection service in Slovenia, eLearning service in Italy and eSurvey service in Greece. Although still incomplete in terms of functionality or exchange of attributes, the former services are currently being tested with the help of some focus groups of users to ensure the quality standards required when the official go-live is announced, foreseeably during October. Besides these, a set of services has been tested in pre-production and is ready to be connected to the interoperability infrastructure as soon as it will be available by the corresponding Member States. As services move into production, actions will be taken in order to engage a significant amount of users for the services in the pilot.

eBanking pilot

The different planned eBanking pilot services are gradually progressing towards official Go Live. A service of Slovenian on-line bank Diba.si has been connected to currently available production infrastructure and will be a first real-life experience of the pilot, allowing citizens of Austria to open a new bank account, using electronic identities such as the Austria mobile eID, with a final face-to-face step required by current legislation in Slovenia. This service has been demonstrated at the Danube eRegion Conference (DeRC 2014) in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and at the STORK Industry Reference Group Meeting in Marseille (France) in Sept 2014. There were also presentations of the eBanking pilot at the 2nd Industry Reference Group Meeting in London on 11th June which generated a high level of interest in the pilot. Besides the service previously mentioned, a set of services in banks from Austria, Iceland and Greece are being tested in pre-production and are expected to be ready to be connected to the interoperability infrastructure in October. 

Public Services for Business pilot

eGovernment services and service portals are being fine-tuned to exploit STORK features such as strong authentication of business persons, verification of their powers to represent companies abroad, secure signing of online forms and transactions, procedural simplification for business professionals who represent several different companies. The first services are expected to go live in the upcoming weeks and include access to national Points of Single Contact for the Services Directive and other Registers for businesses wishing to bring their business abroad.

eHealth pilot

An important recent technical achievement in the eHealth pilot has been the integration with epSOS OpenNCP solution, supported in more than 10 countries in Europe and which allows to include cross-border eID-based identification and authentication in eHealth services portals such as the Austrian Epidemiology Service system and Hospital services in Lombardy for access to standardised foreign patients health information (patient and discharge summaries). Tight collaboration with other EC large scale projects comprise e-SENS and epSOS’ continuation, the Thematic Network project EXPAND. EXPAND will leverage STORK 2.0 for identification, authentication and authorization within their scope of work.


Editorial
Project News
What's New in STORK 2.0 Pilots?
STORK 2.0 in the News
eID in the News
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
Upcoming Events
Publications
 
STORK 2.0 in the News

Council adopts electronic identification rules

In July, the Council adopted a regulation which lays down conditions for mutual recognition of electronic identification; sets rules for trust services, in particular for electronic transactions; and creates a legal framework for electronic signatures, seals and time stamps, electronic documents as well as electronic registered delivery services and certificate services for website authentication (PE-CONS 60/14; statement: 11733/14 ADD 1).
To read the European Council’s full statement, click here.

LSP project on eHealth epSOS reached its end at the end of June

Smart Open Services for European Patients (epSOS), an Open eHealth initiative for a European large-scale pilot of patient summary and electronic prescription services, was an LSP launched in 2008. Its focus has been on providing safe, secure and high-quality services for the exchange of patient summary data and ePrescriptions between European countries.
Click here to read the epSOS’ letter to their contributors.

"MojeID reached the same quality authentication level as Swiss e-ID cards"

The authentication service mojeID of CZ.NIC, based on the OpenID technology, is introduced as the most ready one for the cross-border use. Jiří Průša of CZ.NIC, responsible for the relations with public administration and large scale pilots’ participation, explains the step-by-step introduction of their eID service on the market. The first step is to provide an access to STORK 2.0 Academic pilot services and the ECAS authentication. The second step is to become an “electronic eID card” for Czech citizens accessing newly introduced cross-border services. The original article in Czech was published by CZ.NIC on their blog and taken over by other media, e.g. Lupa.cz and Root.cz

Unified access management to Greek Government services with STORK 2.0

An official press release was released from the Ministry of Administrative Reform and eGovernance informing the audience about STORK 2.0 advances and implementation in Government services. The article described the importance of a single mode of access to electronic services provided by public as well as private organizations and the advantages to the citizens. Moreover, stated the installation of the European hub of interoperability that has been developed within the European project «Secure identity across borders linked 2.0» (STORK 2.0) for electronic identification. 
Click here to read in Greek.

"When an Estonian citizen registers to a Czech data box alias the eIDAS regulation is definitely approved."

The article explains key moments of the eIDAS regulation in “plain Czech” and outlines its consequences for national eGovernment, including the need of some well thought-over adjustments to current legislation. The issue of quality authentication assurance of an eID mean is mentioned, together with the fact, that the mojeID of CZ.NIC will be used in STORK 2.0, qualifying for the QAA3.
Click here to access the article in Czech.

"MojeID supports access to libraries more easily"

The article explains main benefits of implementing mojeID services (operated by CZ.NIC Association, STORK 2.0 partner) to electronic library services. In context of cross-border electronic services and identification, the article also mentions STORK 2.0 project, including the link to the project website.
Article written by Jiří Průša from CZ.NIC was published in “Čtenář” (The Reader) paper magazine.

 

Editorial
Project News
What's New in STORK 2.0 Pilots?
STORK 2.0 in the News
eID in the News
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
Upcoming Events
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eID in the News

Iceland among the first countries to endorse Government Accounts electronically

For the first time this year Government Accounts were electronically signed, making Iceland among the first countries to endorse its Government Accounts in this manner. “This is a major step forward in e-government, and in keeping with the times, where people are constantly moving,” said Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Bjarni Benediktsson. Click here to read further.

National eID card holders to top 3.5 billion by 2018

In-depth research has found that the global market for National Electronic ID (eID) programs will generate $54 billion in revenues between 2013 and 2018. During this time, the number of National eID cards in circulation will double from 1.75 billion to 3.5 billion - almost half the world's population.
Click here to access the full article.

ID card holders in Latvia eligible to vote with a personalized voter card

Latvian Saeima passed amendments to the Saeima Elections Law in the final reading in July, stipulating that citizens who do not have a passport but hold an electronic identification (eID) card instead will be eligible to vote in this year's Saeima elections by presenting a personalized voter card verified by the Central Election Commission of Latvia.
Click here for more information.

"One step closer to having "e-identity cards" valid across Europe, two Czech eID providers interested"

In the context of eIDAS regulation, the article pictures life situations, in which Czech citizens might appreciate their national eID means being accepted across Europe, as well as obligation of the state to provide the same opportunity to other Europeans. The process of electronic identification and authentication system notification is explained, and a sense of urgency to start bringing it all to life is continuously built up. Two potential eID providers for future cross-border eGovernment services are introduced. One, the STORK 2.0 partner CZ.NIC, provides mojeID, which is now used by more than 80 local administrations for their e-services. The other is newps.cz, the identity management expert and operator of the CzechPOINT network, the citizens' local contact points with the Public Administration. Click here to read an article in Czech.

European Commission proposes standardized cloud SLAs

The European Commission has proposed guidelines that move closer to ensuring standardised service level agreements (SLAs) among cloud providers.
Click here to read the full article.

Popularity of eHealth services among professionals in the Czech Republic is on the rise

Czech ICT Association (ICT UNIE) informed that the use of eHealth services of the MEDICAL NET system of CompuGroup Medical (CGM) is on the rise nationally. Currently, 800 medical professionals and their units use the service with more messages transmitted during the first quarter of 2014 then during the entire 2013. Since the introduction of the system in 2013, 63 K messages were transferred.
Click here to read in Czech.

 

Editorial
Project News
What's New in STORK 2.0 Pilots?
STORK 2.0 in the News
eID in the News
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
Upcoming Events
Publications
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene

Annual Cyber Security & Privacy Forum 2014 (CSP FORUM)

21-22 May 2014, Athens, Greece

The Annual Privacy Forum 2014 was co-located with the CSP Forum conference 2014. The Forum focuses on disseminating the potential innovation market opportunities and their impact of EC funded Cybersecurity and Privacy research activities. Many partners from Greece (HMI and University of the Aegean) and Spain (Atos) presented STORK 2.0 in the event.
Find more about this event here.


2nd STORK 2.0 Industry Meeting

11th June 2014,  London, United Kingdom

The meeting was held during the EEMA Digital Enterprise Europe conference, gathering attendees from many EU states and beyond. It was focused on the banking and e-government for business pilots.
Find more about this event here.

 

Information Society track (Infostrag)

11-13 July 2014, Syros, Greece

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Our partner Herbert
Leitold presenting during
the 2nd Industry Meeting

The research team INFOSTRAG Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics, NTUA made the annual successful seminar on Information Society and Economy Knowledge organized by the Institute of Modern Greek Studies of the National Research Foundation (INE / EIE) in Syros. Petros Kavassalis and Stelios Lelis (University of Aegean) presented the paper "How a country would intelligently use STORK 2.0 service offerings: Boost eGov Services through Identity Attributes Provision”. 
Find more about this event here.

National eGovernment conference

9th - 10th September 2014, Mikulov, Czech Republic

STORK 2.0 project has been mentioned in the context of new eIDAS legislation, as an example of solution that allows service providers to offer their services across the border to the benefit of citizens and companies. In his presentation, Mr Radek Horáček, the head of eGovernment communication department at the Czech Ministry of the Interior, introduced main areas covered by the eIDAS to conference participants, mainly representatives of the local public administration and the industry. 
Click here to see the program of the conference in Czech.

 

3rd STORK 2.0 Industry Meeting

22nd September 2014, Marseille, France

This meeting was celebrated in close collaboration with the World e-ID Congress 2014. The session intended to tackle issues such as how can the industry leverage STORK and how STORK 2.0 services support eIDAS legislation; it is within this frame that we counted on a brief introduction of Mr Andrea Servida, head of the eIDAS legislation team taskforce, to the EC plans for engagement with the industry. 
Click here to find out more about our latest meeting.

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The audience at the
3rd Industry Meeting
in Marseille

 

Editorial
Project News
What's New in STORK 2.0 Pilots?
STORK 2.0 in the News
eID in the News
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
Upcoming Events
Publications
Upcoming Events

National eID & ePassport Conference 2014

13-14th October 2014, Budapest, Hungary

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ISSE (Information Security Solutions Europe) 2014

14-15th October, 2014, Brussels, Belgium

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ICEGOV 2014

27-30th October 2014, Guimaraes, Portugal

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GTEC 2014

27-29th October 2014, Ottawa, Canada

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eSENS: Making e-services a reality in Europe

6-7th November2014, Luxembourg

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International Exhibition and Conference for Identification

18-20th November 2014, Frankfurt, Germany

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2014-2015 Workshop STORK 2.0 technologies and service opportunities

Exact Date TBD, Athens, Greece

The workshop will be addressed to Greek Public Sector employees and government projects' partners. (in collaboration with the Greek Free / Open Source Software Society (GFOSS) – Project: UAegean Center of Excellence for Open Source Development and Training).

 

Editorial
Project News
What's New in STORK 2.0 Pilots?
STORK 2.0 in the News
eID in the News
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
Upcoming Events
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Editorial
Project News
What's New in STORK 2.0 Pilots?
STORK 2.0 in the News
eID in the News
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
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