Bremen IT Company Participates in Consultation of the Federal Ministry of the Interior for Home Affairs (BMI) of an eIDAS 2.0 Compliant Infrastructure

Bremen, June 2023

An electronic identity that exploits the overall economic potential: At the beginning of June, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior and Home Affairs (BMI) presented a discussion paper on the development of an infrastructure for digital identities in Germany and invited representatives of stakeholders and interest groups from areas such as data protection, data security, IT security, civil rights, open source and many more to participate in an open and participatory architecture process. Based on the discussion paper, the Bremen-based IT company Governikus submitted a position paper highlighting the strengths and potential of a state identity.

Cooperation between government and private sector actors

Since its foundation, Governikus has stood for transparency, the protection of personal data and informational self-determination. As the developer of an eID server in nationwide use on behalf of the federal and state governments and of the AusweisApp2 on behalf of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the company sees clear strengths and potential in the German eID infrastructure. "We are very pleased that the BMI is inviting an open and, above all, public discourse on a wallet concept, not only taking into account the needs of citizens, government and private-sector organizations, but also calling for active participation. At Governikus, we see enormous potential in an eIDAS revision to complement the existing eID system with a pan-European foundation for secure digitization," says Hartje Bruns, Director Products for Secure Identities at Governikus. As a developer of successful open source projects of the administration, the IT company would like to contribute to the developments in the context of eIDAS 2.0 and participate in the development process of a concept for a prototypical EUdi wallet. "We are sure that our experience in the topics of online ID function, eIDAS, SDG implementation, once-only principle and many other EU projects will make us a helpful partner," Bruns adds.

On July 14, 2023, the public announcement of the evaluated position papers and announcement of the submitters will take place by the BMI. From the end of July, workshops will be held with representatives of stakeholders and interest groups, the results of which will be presented on November 30, 2023.


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Governikus GmbH & Co. KG
Petra Waldmüller-Schantz
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