European legislation obliges France to offer this digital identity card for 2021.
The French national digital identity card will be implemented in 2021 and will guarantee “data protection” and “user safety”, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner promised on Thursday 30 January. Lille Cybersecurity Forum.
“We have the objective that the digital identity card be put in place from 2021 (…) always with this concern for balance between data protection absolutely essential, and at the same time the best security for users “said the minister.
European legislation obliges France to offer this digital identity card for 2021. The State has been trying for a long time to concretize this digital sesame attesting to the identity of Internet users, with difficulty because it is a politically very subject sensitive. Defenders of privacy see this as a first step towards the society of general surveillance, with in particular the risk of traceability of all transactions made using this card.