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Project of the Week - FutureTrust

09/09/2019 to 13/09/2019

An important milestone was reached in the EU-funded FutureTrust project,which actively supports the practical implementation of the eIDAS-Regulation.The public FutureTrust piloting portal is now available at https://pilots.Fu-tureTrust.eu, where the most important innovations developed in this project are pre-sented and made available for public use.

EU-funded FutureTrust project supports implementation of eIDAS-Regulation

Even before the eIDAS-Regulation became fully applicable on 1stof July2016, a pan European team of experts led by the Ruhr University Bochum and ecsec GmbH had joined forces to facilitate the provision and use of electronic identification (eID) and trust services.

Building on fundamental and applied research, numerous innovative services, applications and standards have been developed,which pave the way for the global interoperability of trusted and legally binding electronic services.In more than three years of intensive research and development, the EU-funded FutureTrust project has produced numerous remarkable innovations,which are now being made available to the general public.

"We  are  very pleased  that  the  research  and  development  results generated within  the  FutureTrust project have helped to increase security, trustworthiness and user-friendliness within the eIDAS-Ecosystem,” explains Prof. Dr.Jörg Schwenk, Chair of Network and Data Security at the Ruhr University Bochum and Project Leader of the FutureTrust project.

FutureTrust pilot portal launches with a pan-European and patented eID-Broker

The launch of the FutureTrust pilot portal (https://pilots.FutureTrust.eu) is accompanied by the provision of an innovative and pan-European eID-Broker. It is based on SkIDentity technology, which supports electronic identification means and eID cards from Germany, Estonia, Luxembourg, Belgium, Portugal, Serbia and Georgia as well as arbitrary other authentication tokens and identification means. The pan-European eID-Broker uses innovative and patented technologies, which make it easy to  integrate eID technology  and  implement privacy-friendly  identity  management,  as  well  as making it easy to integrate strong authentication technology and create and manage derived identities  in  a  privacy  and  user  friendly  way.The eID-Broker  is  protected  by  the  European patents EP2439900 and EP2919145.

Trust services for signatures and seals as well as smart eIDAS applicationswill follow

The FutureTrust pilots portal addresses essential parts of the eIDAS-Ecosystem and, in addition to the multiple award-winning, certified and patented eID-Service, also includes various trust services for the secure and user-friendly generation, validation and long-term preservation of electronic signatures, seals and evidence records.In addition, the innovative application services  and  the  Global  Trust  List  (gTSL)  complete  the  remarkable  portfolio  of  FutureTrust results.

The project results include the vital building blocks for the secure implementation of eID and trust services. Furthermore, the FutureTrust project also demonstrates interesting and highly relevant usecases for the technologies developed in the project”, adds Jon Shamah, Chair of EEMA. “ The electronically signed SEPA mandates from Portugal, the electronic Apostilles from Georgia and the eIDAS portal of the German Universities are already casting their shadows ahead.

About the FutureTrust project

Against the background of the Regulation (EU) No. 910/2014 on electronic identification (eID) and trusted services for electronic transactions in the internal market (eIDAS), the FutureTrust project (https://futuretrust.eu), which is funded within the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020) under Grant Agreement No. 700542, aimedat supporting the practical implementation of the regulation in Europe and beyond. For this purpose the FutureTrust project addressed the need for globally interoperable solutions through basic research with respect to the foundations of trust and trustworthiness, actively support the standardisation process in relevant areas, and provide Open Source software components and trustworthy services,which will ease the use of eID and electronic signature technology in real world applications.The FutureTrust project has developed nu-merous innovative services and applications, which are now gradually piloted and released to the public for produc-tive use.



Dr. Detlef Hühnlein FutureTrust c/o ecsec GmbH - E-Mail: futuretrust@ecsec.de

Jon Shamah FutureTrust c/o EEMA - E-Mail: jon.shamah@eema.org

Monday, 9 September, 2019 to Friday, 13 September, 2019


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