SK and Civitta Eesti to Analyse Identity Matching in Nordic-Baltic Region


SK ID Solutions, together with Civitta Eesti, has won a tender published by the Nordic Council of Ministers for an analysis on identity and record matching in the Nordic-Baltic region, including Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The analysis aims to support the region in implementing the regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market and the Single Digital Gateway Regulation.

The report resulting from the analysis will identify and describe present national barriers related to identity and record matching, which inhibit the provisioning of online services in the SDGR, and for service provisioning in general. The report will map the availability of relevant data and provide best-practice suggestions to the overall region as well as national administrations, policy makers, and relevant projects of the Cross Border Digital Services Program on how identity and record matching can be implemented across the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Kalev Pihl, CEO of SK ID Solutions, commented on the company’s win, saying, ” “The Nordic-Baltic region has been proactive in creating a regulatory environment for trust services and ensuring that people can use their own national electronic schemes to access public services of other EU countries. However, there are shortcomings to the full implementation of the eIDAS regulation and identity matching. Winning this tender from the Nordic Council of Ministers is a great opportunity for SK ID Solutions to contribute towards the full implementation of the eIDAS Regulation and the Single Digital Gateway Regulation in our region. We believe that our experience and expertise will be instrumental in addressing these challenges and supporting the region in achieving its goals.”

Pille Kaldmaa, board member of Civitta Estonia, added to these thoughts, saying: “Civitta is honored to have this opportunity to work with the Nordic Council of Ministers and SK and provide our knowledge and expertise in IT business analyses, project management and data collection. As the deliverables of this project can pave a way for success-stories for identity matching, we will take a collaborative approach by involving stakeholders at all steps to ensure successful outcomes. Joint effort between the project team and the involved countries is crucial in delivering actionable results.”

The report resulting from the analysis will also consider relevant European initiatives such as the European Interoperability Framework, as well as the recently proposed Interoperable Europe Act, but also other initiatives that could impact how identity matching in the Nordic Baltic countries is to be developed.

The Nordic Council of Ministers agreed on Vision 2030 in August 2019, with the goal of becoming the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030. The work of MR-DIGITAL on delivering cross-border digital services supports the integration of the region, as set out in the ministerial declaration Digital North 2.0 and operationalized by the CBDS Program.

As the implementation date for the SDGR and its 21 prescribed online procedures approaches, national administrations face a dual challenge of enforcing two complex and resource demanding regulations. Resolving key obstacles through cross-border cooperation is crucial.

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