The EUDI Wallet Consortium (EWC) is focused on a high volume, high adoption use case that is central to peoples’ online lives.
Research consistently shows that, after social media and messaging, eCommerce is the most important use of the internet for Europeans.
To address this, the EWC will pilot travel use cases, demonstrating how eIDAS will transform the safety, security and convenience of eCommerce within a context that is familiar to huge numbers of European citizens. By using travel as an example, we will demonstrate how eIDAS will revolutionise many other eCommerce use cases, capturing the imagination of citizens, businesses and governments.
The EWC will create two common building blocks that will support the travel use case. The first is payments and the second is organizational digital identity (“ODI”).
Using the EUDI wallet for payments will be a major step forward in facilitating secure eCommerce for all parties. ODI is just as vital, providing reassurance to people, businesses and governments that they are dealing with the right organization, not a scammer.
These building blocks will be made available to all other pilot consortia.
The EU Digital Wallet Consortium (EWC) is a joint effort of Europe’s leaders in Digital Identification
Providers, IT and payment actors, travel and governmental sectors, cross-border pilot experimentation
infrastructures, and stress-tested business models.