Ministry of the Economy and Innovation takes over electronic identity and trust management for electronic transactions   


2023 11 15

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From 2024, the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation will be responsible for the management of electronic identity and trust services for electronic transactions. This is currently the responsibility of the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Transport and Communications. The proposal was approved by the government today.  

"In order to strengthen Lithuania's position as one of the leading digital service providers in Europe, we need to create a strong legal basis for the successful operation and growth of the eID and eTrans market.  We aim to create even more opportunities for companies to successfully participate in the ecosystem of these services in Lithuania by developing new and innovative digital tools," said Aušrinė Armonaitė, Minister of Economy and Innovation.

"By taking over these areas, we will be able to successfully ensure consistent and systematic policy formulation and coordination of policy implementation. This will also create even more opportunities for business creation in Lithuania, as well as for the use of secure and reliable digital services in the public and private sectors. This will encourage the development of these electronic identification and transaction reliability services in Lithuania," said Erika Kuročkina, Deputy Minister of Economy and Innovation. 

The Ministry of Economy and Innovation is already taking steps to contribute to the growth of the electronic identification and trust services market. This month, it announced another call for proposals to strengthen the security of public services provided by Lithuanian institutions through the development of innovative digital solutions and tools. It foresees the allocation of €8 million for the implementation of electronic identification tools.  

This investment will support the implementation of electronic identification tools such as voice, image, etc. Innovative digital solutions will allow for more secure identification and facilitate the use of public services.