Grant funding for CEF eID, eSignature and eDelivery

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The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) has announced a call for proposals (CEF-TC-2017-1) to award grant funding of up to €7 million to support the adoption of eID and eSignature in Europe and a further €2 million to support the adoption of eDelivery. The CEF funding is provided to help organisations adopt eID, covering up to 75% of the costs of implementation. CEF eID …

EC launches a public consultation for the review of ENISA

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The European Commission has launched a public consultation to seek views on the past performance of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and on a possible overhaul of its mandate in view of new challenges the EU faces in the cybersecurity field. The consultation is open until 12 April 2017 and the questionnaire can be found …

New Working Groups Launch in Amsterdam

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Next Thursday Verizon Enterprise Solutions are hosting TDL’s first working group meeting of 2017 in their offices in the centre of Amsterdam. The new year kick off will reflect the resolutions made at the strategy review in November with the inauguration of two new working groups in addition to the successful Blockchain group that was formed a year ago. During …

Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin

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Dr Ghassan Karame, Chief Security Researcher, NEC Laboratories Europe The notion of blockchain can be traced back to the introduction of the Bitcoin system, which is a digital currency that has acquired considerable popularity since its launch in 2009. The design of Bitcoin offers the world the promise of a low-cost decentralized and anonymous currency and its core idea is …

EC agreement with industry on cybersecurity

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On 5 July, the European Commission launched a new public-private partnership on cybersecurity that is expected to trigger €1.8 billion of investment by 2020. This is part of a series of new initiatives to better equip Europe against cyber attacks and to strengthen the competitiveness of its cybersecurity sector. According to a recent survey, at least 80% of European companies …

eIDAS and eSignatures come of age

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1 July 2016 was the first significant red letter day for eIDAS, the day that the eIDAS regulation concerning Trust Services replaces the old 1999 EU directive, providing for the first time cross-border formal recognition of e-Signatures, e-Seals and other services in Europe. While the mandate technically only applies to Member State governments, the benefits to businesses, citizens and public …

One-day TDL Conference: Multiple Views on Blockchain

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On Friday 17 June 2016, TDL held a one-day conference in partnership with The Hague Security Delta (HSD) and the Institute for Financial Crime (IFFC) and co-sponsored by Intel, NEC and miiCard. The goal of the event was to examine the opportunities and challenges associated with blockchain. By taking multiple views on blockchain, the event provided a forum to discuss …

Trust in the Digital World Conference 2015

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Ronny Bjones, Alliances director Trust in Digital Life association. I wanted to share my observations of the TDW event in Madrid on 25-26 of February 2015. At TDW you see three communities coming together. We heard policy makers on the different trust-related programs they are working on such as eIDAS, data protection, NIS, big data, etc. From the other side …

New EU Regulation to boost electronic signatures and trust services

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Amardeo Sarma, Chairman of Trust in Digital Life association’s Board of Directors & Jörg Hladjk, Chairman of Trust in Digital Life association’s Advisory Board On July 23, 2014, the Council of the European Union adopted a regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions (the “Regulation”). The Regulation is an element of the European Commission’s Digital Agenda for Europe, …