On 23rd September, the Council of Ministers in Bulgaria approved the draft Bill on Electronic Identification and proposed that the National Assembly passes it. The draft bill provides for a regulation of electronic identification of natural persons. The Bill delineates the powers, functions, obligations and responsibilities of all participants involved in the issuing and management of electronic identity of natural persons. The draft Bill, if enacted into law, would aim to achieve a better degree of effectiveness of electronic governance oriented towards consumers and businesses alike. It is also expected that the future law could address one of the government’s key priorities to introduce electronic governance as a primary platform for state modernization which is also a key factor and an important condition for implementation of sectoral reforms.
On 10 October 2017, the European Commission published the “draft principles and guidance on eID interoperability for online platforms” on the electronic Identification And Trust Services (eIDAS) observatory. Building on the eIDAS Regulation, the Commission would like to extend the scope of use for the eIDs to online platforms, in addition to public services.