Leveraging eID in the Private Sector
Short Description: 

Enables private sector electronic services providers to connect to the Pan-European elDAS infrastructure for cross-border electronic identification and authentication.

Full Description: 

LEPS project aims at promoting the use of eID in the private sector, especially in Spain and Greece, thus promoting  the development of cross-border activities between these two countries and abroad. The project is led by ATOS Spain, an international IT Services provider and Coordinator for STORK and STORK 2.0 projects, and brings together: a) three business providers of electronic services for individual consumers and business (in particular SMEs), the Spanish Correos group and the Greek Hellenic Post (ELTA), both specializing in the provision of physical and digital communication services, as well as the Athens Exchange Group (ATHEX) – as service providers integrating with CEF eID DSI, b) 3 Universities with strong technical expertise and previous experience in EU funded R&D projects related to eID technology development and use (UMU, UAegean and NTUA),  and, c) the Hellenic Ministry HMIAR which runs the PEPS-eIDAS node in Greece. The project is also endorsed by the Spanish Ministry MINHAP which runs the PEPS-eIDAS node in Spain. 
LEPS project will enable existing certified e-Delivery and e-Notifications (Correos Group), e-Delivery (ELTA) and remote e-signature services (Athens Exchange Group) to use the paneuropean eID infrastructure for cross-border electronic identification and authentication, while complying with eIDAS specifications and rules. Specifically, the proposed project will:
a) Connect the IT infrastructure of the project end-users to local PEPS|eIDAS node, so to allow the above mentioned services to use eIDAS eID common services.
b) Demonstrate the usability of eIDAS specifications and its instantiation in the private sector through the PEPS/eIDAS node deployments
c) Augments this interconnection with a number of supporting tools and services (a mobile interface for authentication-attributes delivery, eIDAS interconnection software)
d) Use and test the above mentioned services across borders against the eIDAS core service platform production environment, providing guidelines for its extension to other countries.
e) Contribute to increase eID uptake and use in private sector, and service sustainability, through a number of roadmapping studies and policy guidelines, and the outreach of its results to other MS.