The European Union will introduce a government-controlled and cross border “digital identity” app for EU citizens as a part of the bloc’s post-pandemic “transition”.
In a speech given to the EU’s 2021 Digital Assembly on Tuesday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced that Brussels is planning to develop a government digital wallet, saying: “We want to offer to Europeans a new digital identity.”
“It will allow everyone to control their identity online, and to interact with governments and businesses, across the EU,” von der Leyen said.
The top Eurocrat claimed that such a government system would protect individual privacy from big tech Silicon Valley companies, with the safeguarding of information being left up to the globalist institution.
“With our proposal, we are offering an alternative to the models of big online platforms. We believe in a human-centred digital transition,” the EU Commission leader said.
The EU digital wallet scheme