EEMA Annual Conference, one of Europe’s most important events in privacy, e-identity, security, and trust was held on June 8 – 9, 2022 at Microsoft. On the second day, June 9th, Our CEO Leyla Arsan, Professor Bill Buchanan OBE, Director of the Center for Distributed Computing, Networks and Security at Edinburgh Napier University, Giorgos Domalis, University of Patras, and Jon Shamah, Chair of EEMA hosted the seminar ‘GLASS Project – Digital Identity Wallets for Citizens’ for the GLASS Project.
‘Trust’ and ‘Engagement’ were the keywords of the seminar. Within the framework of citizen engagement and digital trust, the gap between human and digital can only be practicable if only all countries work together. At the seminar Professor Bill Buchanan pointed out the scale of this challenge with 27 countries, 24 languages, and 447,706,209 citizens currently present in the European Union.
The highlighted topic of the seminar was digital identity wallets which focus on citizen engagement. Our CEO Leyla Arsan presented the GLASS project and reflected the needs with solutions that GLASS is developing. She spoke about three main parts of the project and then introduced the GLASS technology that enables the correlation of ‘trust’ and ‘engagement’. She explained GLASS’s novel eGovernance paradigm which provides free movement to citizens and businesses and produces strong social, societal, economic, technological, and scientific impacts.
The pilots and demonstrators of the project showed how GLASS’s digital identity wallet eases short-term visits, getting a job abroad, and moving abroad. Arsan mentioned the legislative and ethical requirements for a full-proof e-Wallet and spoke about the importance of evidences and contracts.
Our CEO underlined the collective efforts of this citizen-centric paradigm and highlighted the GLASS ecosystem. In the final of her presentation, Arsan gave details about the aspects of citizens, businesses, and vulnerable groups and mentioned expectations from a good e-Wallet.
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