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(04 June 2021) - The Commission yesterday proposed a framework for a “trusted and secure” European Digital Identity which will be available to all EU citizens, residents, and businesses in the EU.

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Citizens will be able to prove their identity and share electronic documents from their European Digital Identity wallets with the click of a button on their phone.

They will be able to access online services with their national digital identification, which will be recognised throughout Europe.

Very large platforms will be required to accept the use of European Digital Identity wallets upon request of the user, for example to prove their age.

Use of the European Digital Identity wallet will always be at the choice of the user.

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