Roundtable on Digital Sovereign Identity 11-06-2020

Co-organized by the STOA Committee, the European Law Observatory on New Technologies-ELONTech and IoT Council

On June 11th, 2020 the European Law Observatory on New Technologies-ELONTech, in collaboration with IoT Council, had the honor to coorganize this event with the STOA Committee of the European Parliament, who was also the host of the online roundtable.

Officials and experts were invited to share their insights on Digital Sovereign Identity an issue that affects the lives of every citizen, who “ navigate a complex legal and technical infrastructure. As digital identities become increasingly important, it is worth considering how this infrastructure can be made more trustworthy, empowering users while increasing the availability of data and ensuring citizens’ safety and privacy”. Find here the announcement of STOA .

The agenda of the event: 

15:00-15:05: Introductory remarks

  • Eva KAILI, MEP, Chair of the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA)

15:05-15:45: Experts’ presentations and Q&A

  • Remy KNECHT, COO of
  • Daniel DU SEUIL, Convenor European Self Sovereign Identity Framework (EBSI)
  • Loretta ANANIA, Scientific Officer at DG Connect, European Commission
  • Thibaut VERBIEST, Head of Regulatory Affairs Europe & Africa at Diginex, ELONTech Advisor
  • Petros KAVASSALIS, Associate Professor at University of the Aegean, ELONTech Advisor

15:45-16:25: Discussion

16:25-16:30: Closing remarks

  • Ivars IJABS, MEP, 2nd Vice-Chair of the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA)

For the recorded video, please follow this link to watch the live webstream of this event.