Nowtheendbegins – The European Digital Identity Wallet proposed by the EU’s executive commission is a smartphone app that would let users store electronic forms of identification and other official documents, such as driver’s licenses, prescriptions and school diplomas. Some EU countries already have their own national digital ID systems, and the wallet Brussels is developing would work with them.
The European Union unveiled plans Thursday for a ‘great reset’ digital ID wallet that residents could use to access services across the 27-nation bloc, part of a post-pandemic COVID recovery strategy that involves accelerating the shift to an online world.
I know, I know, you just want all this nonsense to be over so you can go back to your old life, believe me I get it. But that ‘old life’ died a rather ugly ‘COVID death’ and is not coming back this year or any other. The life you can have, as foretold in your King James Bibles, gives you two options. In Option A, you can get saved and fly out of here on Flight #777 before the start of the time of Jacob’s trouble, and in Option B, you can remain unsaved so you can enter into the time of Jacob’s trouble and the Great Tribulation. There is no third option.
Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.” Habakkuk 1:5 (KJB)
Before his downfall, Bill Gates spent the better part of the past 4 decades working feverishly to create a world in which every human on Earth is branded with a digital identification, and every human on Earth is injected with the mRNA vaccine that will be ‘turned on’ and activated at a time to be named later. COVID was the vehicle by which these two goals are right now being accomplished. Now, if you’re good, little boys and girls, they’ll let you go outside and play without needing to wear a mask. But go outside to ‘buy and sell’ without a digital ID chip? Not gonna happen.
EU plans digital ID wallet for bloc’s post-pandemic life
FROM THE AP: The European Digital Identity Wallet proposed by the EU’s executive commission is a smartphone app that would let users store electronic forms of identification and other official documents, such as driver’s licenses, prescriptions and school diplomas.
The bloc’s 450 million residents would be able to use the wallet to access public or private services both online and offline while maintaining control of their personal data. Officials envision the wallet allowing a customer renting a car at an airport, for example, to complete the necessary ID checks and documents digitally and thereby skip the usual wait at an agency counter. Nightclub-goers could show the app to security guards at the door to prove their ages.
OTHER POTENTIAL USES INCLUDE OPENING BANK ACCOUNTS, SIGNING APARTMENT LEASES AND ENROLLING IN UNIVERSITIES OUTSIDE AN INDIVIDUAL’S HOME COUNTRY.
The digital wallet “will enable us to do in any member state as we do at home without any extra cost and fewer hurdles,” Margrethe Vestager, the European Commission’s executive vice president for digital, said. “And do this in a way that is secure and transparent.”
All EU residents would be entitled to an e-wallet, but they won’t be mandatory, according to the EU Commission. But dominant online platforms would be required to accept the wallet, a provision that aligns with the commission’s goal of reining in big tech companies and their control of personal data.
Vestager said people would be able to use their EU digital wallets to access Google or Facebook instead of their “platform-specific” accounts.
“Because of that, you can decide how much data you want to share – only enough to identify yourself,” the commissioner said from Brussels during a virtual media briefing.
Digital is a key part of the EU’s post-COVID 19 recovery package: A 750 billion-euro ($915 billion) stimulus fund includes benchmarks for member countries to spend one-fifth of the money on digital projects such as digitizing public administration.
Some EU countries already have their own national digital ID systems, and the wallet Brussels is developing would work with them. The commission plans to discuss the wallet with the EU’s 27 member countries and aims to get them to agree on technical details by fall 2022 so pilot projects can begin.
EUROPEAN DIGITAL IDENTITY
The EU introduces a digital COVID certificate to facilitate safe free movement within the EU and Schengen zone countries. It is digital proof that someone has been vaccinated against or recovered from COVID-19, or received a negative test result and is valid in all EU countries.