Policy Papers

  • 02 February 2017- Position papers

    Cybersecurity in Europe

    Towards an Industrial Policy

    Security is a cornerstone when it comes to the protection of data and privacy. Recent cyber-attacks in the US have demonstrated that security by design represents a key objective in politics, for the industry and for...

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  • 28 November 2016- Position papers

    Eurosmart: Internet of Trust, Security and Privacy in the connected world

    Back in November 2009, Eurosmart published a white paper on the Smart M2M module. At that time, the association was anticipating a massive deployment of connected devices in several sectors of the industry, and claimed that our industry had the...

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  • 16 November 2015- Position papers

    The Future Digital Identity Landscape in Europe

    Eurosmart's Cybersecurity & Digital Identity Committee issued a paper entitled "The Future Digital Identity Landscape in Europe".


    This document presents Eurosmart 2020’s vision about Digital Identity in Europe: the definition, main trends,...

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  • 11 May 2015- Position papers

    A Trusted Digital Identity: a fundamental right for all European citizens

    According to Eurosmart, the key to digital trust is a secure and protected digital identity. Citizens have a right to expect their governments to enable the use of a trusted digital identity by implementing the highest security standards possible.

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  • 18 March 2015- Position papers

    Eurosmart position on eIDAS Levels of Assurance

    eIDAS defines three levels of assurance for electronic identification means: “low”, “substantial” and “high”. Eurosmart believes that no party should be imposed to accept a lower level of security than the one it decided to adopt.

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  • 04 November 2014- Position papers

    Vision Paper 2020

    Which digital identities will you have in the hyperconnected world of 2020? How will cloud services streamline digital services and contribute to a better quality of life? How can you be confident that the cashless payments you make and connected...

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  • 01 July 2014- Position papers

    Eurosmart Position Paper on Digital Identity Security

    Eurosmart exposes its views on digital identity security, and recommends the deployment in Europe of a “high assurance” level for digital identities, security certified in reference to SOGIS-MRA, as well as the support and the enlargement of...

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  • 01 July 2014- Position papers

    Eurosmart's views on Digital Identity Security and SOGIS-MRA

    Eurosmart exposes its views on digital identity security, and recommends the deployment in Europe of a “high assurance” level for digital identities, security certified in reference to SOGIS-MRA, as well as the support and the enlargement of...

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  • 17 December 2013- Position papers

    Eurosmart Position Paper on the 2nd Payment Services Directive

    In this position paper, Eurosmart welcomes the new Directive Proposal for a Directive on Payment services in the internal market 2013/0264(COD) or ‘PSD2’ as a major step towards secure mobile transactions across the European Union. Mobile and...

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  • 07 July 2013- Position papers

    White Paper on Landscape of eID in Europe in 2013

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  • 01 April 2013- Position papers

    eDriving License - Europe to set an example for other regions and countries

    In this document, Eurosmart's experts analysed the situation in five selected countries and expressed a range of recommendations to ensure strong identIn this position paper, Eurosmart welcomed the adoption of Commission Regulation No 383/2012...

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  • 01 March 2013- Position papers

    Eurosmart Position Paper on the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on Electronic transactions in the internal market: electronic identification and trust services

    In this position paper, Eurosmart welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation on eIdentification, eAuthentication and eSignatures and Trusted Services (eIDAS) as another step forward towards removing existing barriers to Europe’s...

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  • 02 December 2012- Position papers

    Understanding and measuring fraud in healthcare

    In the paper "Understanding and measuring fraud - Best practices for proven technology to redure Healthcare fraud aimed at understanding and measuring fraud", Eurosmart's experts analysed the situation in five selected countries and expressed a...

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  • 01 July 2012- Position papers

    How to extend e-EHIC to other e-topics?

    This position paper deals with European opportunities through e-EHIC challenges (notably eID and eHealth) and presents e-EHIC as a “unique solution in front of eID challenges”.

    In this document, contributors made several recommendations to...

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  • 20 June 2012- Position papers

    Papers published at the occasion of Eurosmart event "Security and Privacy in the Digital World"

    Digital Security Reference Paper

    Position Paper : Security of Mobile Devices, Applications and Transactions

    View the presentation made by Mr. Jan Eichholz on 20 June 2012

    Position Paper : Smart Embedded Security for the Internet of Things

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  • 01 November 2011- Position papers

    M2M Challenges for further development

    Security and standardisation remain major challenges for the further deployment of M2M systems. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of M2M applications, to stress potential risks in term of security and standardisation for the...

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  • 01 April 2011- Position papers

    Position Paper: "How to avoid digital signature deployment and usage difficulties for eID ?"

    Digital Signature allows documents to be signed electronically in a legally binding way. This enables complete electronic processes which in turn lead to cost savings through process optimization, electronic archiving, the elimination of...

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  • 01 March 2011- Position papers

    Position Paper: "Generic eID"

    This paper summarizes the main drivers for the change from ID to eID, describes the migration path, reviews a range of current and future applications, and finishes with the new challenges facing the security industry.

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  • 01 December 2010- Position papers

    Position Paper: STORK project "What's missing ?"

    The electronic identity Working Group of Eurosmart issued a paper about the European project STORK. Since the successful start of the project in June 2008, Eurosmart members identified some missing topics.

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  • 01 December 2010- Position papers

    Smart Biometrics for Trust and Convenience

    The White paper on biometrics covers biometric technology state of the art and best use cases and technical choices of implementation when in combination with smart card technology. The study involves also the concept of creating biometric...

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  • 01 July 2010- Position papers

    Position Paper: "Advantages of combining a Central Database and Smart Tokens for an EU Entry-Exit programme"

    This document reflects EUROSMART member's analysis of the current situation and their position in favour of the deployment of an EU Entry-Exit system based on the combination of database and Smart Secure Device, including Biometry.

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  • 01 January 2010- Position papers

    Position Paper:"Third-country nationals and digital identity management in the EU"

    This EUROSMART document reflects EUROSMART members' analysis of the situation and their position in favour of international standardisation and harmonisation of workflow and technologies in order to achieve the right level of interoperability for...

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  • 02 November 2009- Position papers

    Position Paper:"ePassport & Border Control"

    This EUROSMART document reflects EUROSMART members' analysis of the current situation and their position in favour of an international standardization and harmonization of the workflow and technologies used in the border control process, in order...

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  • 02 November 2009- Position papers

    Smart M2M White Paper

    After its report adopted in April 2009, the New Form Factors Working Group publishes its White Paper on Smart M2M (Machine-to-Machine), which provides an analysis of the market, going deeper in the market segmentation and giving examples of...

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  • 01 October 2009- Position papers

    Eurosmart Position Paper on "NFC Trends"

    While NFC is at the center of all the questions and strategies emerging today, Eurosmart publishes a Position Paper on "NFC Trends". Its aim is to give an objetcive and prospective vision of NFC markets and trends, and deliver a shared vision of...

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  • 01 April 2009- Position papers

    "Smart M2M report"

    Eurosmart is extending its presence and vision in global Smart Security by issuing this new report on Smart M2M, ensuring a common definition among Eurosmart members and providing relevant information like technology trends, market figures, etc.

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  • 01 October 2008- Position papers

    Position Paper "European Citizen Card: One Pillar of Interoperable eID Success"

    This Eurosmart document reflects Eurosmart members resolution, and in particular the position of members that are smart card manufacturers, to promote the use of the ECC standardization works made at CEN.

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  • 01 September 2008- Position papers

    Position Paper on eDriving License

    This White Paper presents the last developments regarding e-Driving Licences in terms of regulation and deployment at EU and international levels. It also formulates some recommendations from Eurosmart experts in order to secure and enhance...

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  • 01 July 2008- Position papers

    Protection Profiles survey for smart cards and similar devices

    This document provides a list of Protection Profiles used for smart cards Common Criteria evaluations. The intent of this document is to give an updated survey of existing protection profiles certified and still in development, and not to discuss...

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  • 01 July 2008- Position papers

    Smart Card Durability

    To be successful, a Government eID smartcard program faces many trade-offs. The right combination of components for the complete use chain must be carefully selected and qualified to ensure that the card will meet the extended life requirements...

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  • 02 June 2008- Position papers

    Cryptographic Constraints for Smart Security Devices Applications

    The goal of this document is to provide an overview on the cryptographic mechanisms specified today in the main smart security devices applications to compare with the recommendation of the different governmental institutions, and to provide some...

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  • 01 April 2008- Position papers

    Smart USB Token

    During Eurosmart General Assembly, the New Form Factors Working Group delivered its White Paper on Smart USB Token presenting the benefits of Smart USB Token as personal and portable Smart Secure Device providing strong authentication and ease of...

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  • 01 April 2008- Position papers

    Smart Security Market Segmentation

    This document presents a security ranking of products based on several use cases, showing that the Smart Security Industry provides the right solutions for every use cases and adequate levels of security.

    White Paper on Security Market Segmentation

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  • 02 July 2007- Position papers

    Enisa Evolution - Public consultation - Eurosmart contribution

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  • 02 July 2007- Position papers

    Oversight framework for card payment schemes

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  • 01 August 2006- Position papers

    Eurosmart recommendations for information and communication technologies standards making process - EU consultation on ITC standardisation

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  • 03 July 2006- Position papers

    EUROSMART supports the position of the European Members of the Parliament on the European New Legal Framework for payment (NLF)

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  • 03 April 2006- Position papers

    EUROSMART position on the European New Legal Framework for payment (NLF)

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  • 01 March 2006- Position papers

    Electronic driving licence – a pan-european long term solution

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  • 03 October 2005- Position papers

    Common platform for electronic health card in Europe

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  • 01 November 2004- Position papers

    How EUROSMART members share their expertise on security with other market actors?

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  • 01 October 2004- Position papers

    Eurosmart White Paper : Increased Security with Optimised Cost

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  • 01 September 2004- Position papers

    Eurosmart support of the respect of data privacy in secure identity documents (visa and passport documents)

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  • 02 February 2004- Position papers

    Smart cards for Payment - A secure tool in need of harmonised rules

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  • 01 January 2004- Position papers

    Eurosmart position on the Creation of the Mobile Communication and Technology Platform

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  • 01 January 2004- Position papers

    Position paper on the creation of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)

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  • 01 December 2003- Position papers

    Position paper on the World Summit on the information society

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  • 01 September 2003- Position papers

    Technologies for Identity Applications Recommendations for European Identity Initiatives, European visa, Passport and eGovernment services

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  • 03 June 2002- Position papers

    Eurosmart Position paper : Ideas and requirements for policy makers

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