Privacy Protection Online is possible!


ENISA recently published a report on the security of electronic ID cards for authentication, in relation to online banking, social networking sites and other web services.

ENISA presents an in-depth analysis of the risks, and threats involved when using electronic identity (eID) card authentication and notes the many different technologies that can be used with eID cards as a means of authentication. The associated risks are analysed using 13 Authentication Technologies and 7 Privacy Features. All risks were also classed on a 5-level scale, from low to high, and eID card authentication was seen as only low-medium in all scenarios.

eID cards are extremely secure and reliable according to ENISA. However to ensure universal use of this form of online privacy protection, Member States need to come together and define privacy requirements and organise standardisation to implement the use of eID cards.

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