During the online revolution, digitalization has become a key part of all processes. Both private companies and governments started the implementation of digital solutions. While some countries stayed satisfied with the creation of some public websites, the most developed ones have decided to move on towards the in-depth electronic ecosystems for their citizens.
Today, Digital ID cards are widely spread in Europe — there are 19 national Digital IDs across the region. We focus on the Baltics and mainly on Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Finland. In Estonia, for instance, 98% of citizens have their ID cards and 99% of the government services are fully digital.
Moreover, in June 2021, European Union authorities decided
to create a "trusted and secure European e-ID" and digital wallets to conveniently store all e-documents and digital cards. They say that prospective inter-European Digital ID will make it "easier for Europeans to verify their identity and access commercial or publicly provided services when traveling or living outside their home market". The future of current Digital IDs is in their global expansion — only this way we'll be able to create a convenient international ID system. Until this happens, Digital IDs will keep being great opportunities inside certain countries and regions.