Welcome to the final episode of a three-part podcast series focused on the EU Digital Identity Wallet (DIW), organised by the trainees of the European Data Protection Supervisor and European Data Protection Board.
The European Commission has introduced a legislative proposal for a European Digital Identity, which will be available to all EU citizens, residents, and businesses. Citizens will be able to prove their identity and share electronic documents from their DIW. This opens up the possibility of streamlining many processes and offering a greater range of e-government services to people, which has become more important than ever in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Like any technology though, there are data protection issues to be discussed. In previous episodes, speakers from different professional backgrounds have given their thoughts on a variety of topics related to the DIW, ranging from its possible benefits to access for vulnerable individuals.
Our third and final episode begins with an introduction to the idea of the "Digital Euro" within the DIW. Our two guest speakers, Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner and Dr. Amandine Jambert, take us through this area. Philipp Sandner provides us with his expert perspective pertaining to how the digital euro would work, through which design or operational system could be used. Amandine Jambert supplies the data protection perspective as to how this can be achieved while preserving a data subject’s data, and which safeguards will need to be taken into consideration for the effective running of the digital euro within the DIW.
This podcast is hosted by Marek Jessen and Joana Mota Peixinho.
This podcast was recorded on 17 and 24 January 2022.