FutureTrust - Future Trust Services for Trustworthy Global Transactions

Date: 
01/06/2016 to 31/05/2019

Introduction

FutureTrust project will address the need for globally interoperable solutions with respect to trust and trustworthiness, actively support the standardisation process, and provide Open Source software components and trustworthy services which will ease the use of eID and electronic signature technology in real world applications.

In particular the FutureTrust project will extend the existing European Trusted List (TL) infrastructure towards a “Global Trust List”, develop a comprehensive Open Source Validation Service as well as a scalable Preservation Service for electronic signatures and seals and will provide components for the eID-based application for qualified certificates across borders, and for the trustworthy creation of remote signatures and seals in a mobile environment.

Who is the project designed for?

FutureTrust is targeted at any organisation that would like to incorporate eIDAS services into their architecture but find the lack of clear guidance in the legislation a barrier to adoption. FutureTrust builds an open-source component service structure for eIDAS. Portals, both within the EU and externally will find FutureTrust of assistance. In fact, and organisation or government outside of the EU that wishes to interact with eIDAS services will find FutureTrust a real alternative to eIDAS Article 14.

How is your project benefitting the end-user?

FutureTrust makes it easy to utilise eIDAS compliant services, by building an open-source component service structure for eIDAS. Also, Non Governmental organisations, and non-EU countries can now incorporate eIDAS trustworthiness into their own systems and easily operate to eIDAS trust-levels. FutureTrust is compatible with FutureID and SkIdentity.

Please briefly describe the results your project achieved so far

eIDAS is half way through the project and is beginning to construct a number of pilots, together with assessing whether non-EU pilots should be constructed from the USA and central Asia.

What are the next steps for your project?

Continuing with the project DOW and establish a range of pilots both inside and outside the EU, together with a vibrant user community.

 

 

Week: 
Wednesday, 4 April, 2018

News

Call for experts for a group on liability and new technologies

The European Commission has launched a call for experts for a group on liability and new technologies. The deadline for application is 30 April 2018.

New technologies such as artificial intelligence, advanced robotics and the Internet of Things bring enormous opportunities in various fields (transport, healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing). At the same time they could raise challenges related to liability, which is why the Commission wants to initiate a discussion on the way forward.

The main tasks of the Expert Group will be:

Events

08/05/2018
Free and Safe in Cyber Space conference

Free and Safe in Cyber Space conference aims at building a constructive dialogue and a critical mass of suitable actors around new dual-use cybersecurity standards and certifications and complaint open technologies and ecosystems.

05/06/2018
EuroCyber Conference - 9/10 May - Rome (Italy)

An event entirely dedicated to Industry ans SMEs focusing on how companies are efficiently implementing and complying with GDPR and understanding the consequences of non-compliance