Online  /  March 02, 2023, 10:00–11:30 CET

Smartphone based digital identities using facial recognition for public services in Nordic Countries

Presentation of the EU-“IMPULSE”-solution and discussion of use cases and requirements for adopting digital ID solutions in Nordic Countries

The objective of this 1,5-hour online workshop is to present the mobile and “self-sovereign” digital identity solution developed in the EU-project IMPULSE and to discuss user needs, use cases and technical and regulatory requirements for digital identity solutions in Iceland, Denmark and Finland. 

The workshop starts with a short introduction to the IMPULSE-solution and a quick overview of our experiences when implementing it in pilot cases. Then there will be three participatory breakout sessions which are dedicated to the specific stiuation in these three countries. The respective discussion will cover digital identity use cases and user needs (1), technical requirements of digital identity solutions (2) and reflect on the regulatory context for implementing digital identity solutions (3).



The workshop is intended for everyone interested in digital identity solutions. This includes:

  • Digital strategists and designers who develop online services that require a digital identity
  • Technical experts from public administrations and private companies, and digital ID vendors
  • Startups and independent technologists
  • Policy and regulatory professional who work issues related to digital identities
  • IT lawyers
  • Consumer associations, digital-rights NGOs and other civil society organisations
  • Academics


Key questions

Key questions to be discussed in the workshop are:  What use cases are there for digital identities in the Nordic countries, among public administrations and private companies? What are the needs of end users, public administrations and firms? Which technical requirements do digital identity solutions have to meet to be viable? What are legal and regulatory requirements? What needs to be considered in the implementation process? 


Why attend?

Participants will get a state-of-the-art overview of the topic and can share their views and expectations of using digital identities in their interactions with online services, and in particular with respect to the IMPULSE-solution.


The workshop starts...  
in Iceland at 09 a.m.
in Denmark at 10 a.m. (CET)
in Finland at 11 a.m.