Archipels wants to accelerate European cooperation on self-sovereign identity

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Together with 21 major players in digital trust*, Archipels calls on the Minister for Public Transformation and the Civil Service, the Secretary of State for European Affairs and the Secretary of State for Digital Transition and Electronic Communications

Paris, April 12, 2022 - Archipels, a smart identity platform based on a blockchain supported by EDF, Engie, La Poste and Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, which enables the verification, certification and simplification of access to online services for all users, has unveiled the manifesto that it coordinated over several months with 21 other companies, including Docaposte, Suez, IN Groupe, Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, Orange Business Services and Worldline. 

A well-defined objective

With this manifesto, Archipels calls on the public authorities for a European digital identity that does not develop at the expense of users' privacy or digital sovereignty. Archipels, along with 21 major players in the French digital ecosystem, calls on the French government to accelerate discussions on these crucial issues, at a time when Europe is actively engaged in initiatives to develop trusted digital identity solutions. 

Archipels calls on the French public sector - private and public actors and individuals - to urgently engage with digital identity management issues.

France must be proactive!

In the framework of the FPEU, Archipels wants France to move forward on the proposed revision of the elDAS regulation for the establishment of a secure European digital identity, which the Commission has been working on since June 2021.

Its objective is to guarantee a reliable identity for every European citizen through the creation of a digital wallet (e-wallet).

Across Europe, working groups are working to propose a secure trust framework that allows European citizens to identify themselves online, with full control over their personal data and respect for privacy. On the initiative of Germany, many Member States have already started to work together bilaterally on this important issue. These issues need to be tackled by coordinating the efforts of European partners. Only a European digital identity can respond to the imperatives of respect for privacy, control of personal data by end users and interoperability between digital players.

"It is crucial to define the digital identity model that we want to promote in Europe for the coming years. This manifesto defends a model that gives the citizen full power over his or her personal data. It is time toact", explains Paola Heudebert, Head of Legal and Public Affairs at Archipels.

Read the manifesto in English or French.