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Overview from ENISA's Trust Services Forum 2016

The 2016 edition focused on emerging issues related to trust services across Europe, as the date of entry of the provisions related to trust services of the eIDAS Regulation approaches, coming into force on July 1st 2016.

Published on June 03, 2016

The forum organised by ENISA  in collaboration with the European Commission eIDAS Task Force, the Trust Services Forum 2016, for the second consecutive year, aims to provide an annual opportunity for exchange of ideas to the communities closely related to the eIDAS Regulation, namely Trust Service Providers, Conformity Assessment Bodies and Supervisory Authorities.

The agenda consisted of a series of presentations, panels and open sessions set in place to discuss the latest developments in the regulatory framework, to exchange views on identified implementation and operational issues of qualified trust services and to discuss strategies to strengthen the position of Qualified Trust Service Providers in the Digital Single Market. 

On the eve of the entry in force of the provisions related to trust services of the eIDAS Regulation, Member States’ authorities and European Trust Service Providers are confident that a smooth transition from the previous regulatory framework will take place. However, more guidance on many areas is still needed, the experience acquired from the provision of electronic signatures under Directive 1999/93/EC has set up an important basis for the provision of new trust services under eIDAS Regulation. 

The Forum was established as a periodic event following the positive feedback received from participants of the first edition, which took place in June 2015.With this event, complementing other activities in the area of trust services, ENISA continues its efforts to achieve a successful implementation of the eIDAS provisions for qualified trust services in Europe. The Agency is supporting the European market of trust services, which are a basic pillar to build a secure digital Europe.



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