Soon you can use electronic ID across national borders in the EU

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The legal basis for citizens and businesses to use their own eID to log on to digital services in other EU countries is now in place.

– Although we are traveling more and becoming more digital, it is not yet possible to use digital services that require eID login in another country, not even within the Nordic region. Now we have finally got a regulatory framework to make this possible, says Digitization Minister Nikolai Astrup (H).

Adapting the technical solutions is the next step.

.-This is a milestone in the effort to make everyday life easier for citizens and businesses who need access to public digital services in another EU or EEA country. This may be relevant in a job context, for business, studies or to access health services, says Astrup.

The Directorate for Administration and ICT (Difi) is now starting work on adapting the national login solution ID ports so that citizens can also access public services in other EU and EEA countries.

– This enables secure and efficient digital interaction between businesses, residents and public authorities across national borders. This also opens up a European market for other types of digital trust services where Norway is at the forefront, says Astrup.

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