Eu data protection: digital euro should be as anonymous as cash

EU data protection: Digital euro should be as anonymous as cash

A digital euro should be measured in core components at the cash and can also be anonymous can be used, my privacy. This is the relevant mabboat to find a balance between affected fundamental rights and "Full privacy for transactions of the day life" To be measured, the European Data Protection Committee (EDSA) emphasizes in Friday published letters to the European Central Bank (ECB), the EU Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers.

Anonymous and pseudonym

The EU data protection officers distinguish between an anonymous use of the digital Euros and a case, "in which a natural person is identified or identifiable during use, even if the data is pseudonymised". The decision was made about one of these models "Of course, also from the persecuted political goals and a number of public interests to be monitored". As a matter of principle, the digital euro should be shaped, "that a privacy function is possible, which extends from anonymization at least part of the transactions to a high MAB pseudonymization of the data".

Data protectioners demand that offline transactions may be performable anonymously to reduce the risks for the rights and freedoms of those affected persons like tracking throughout the payment system. At a "decentralized approach" Should the data be tacted, so that central monitoring is excluded. They bring a local storage of digital munzes on an end user apparatus or a digital fines like a smartphone or a smart card into the game.

Pilot project expects

The supervisors also point to the principles of data minimization and purpose in accordance with the Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO) in the letter. UNIGIG is a holistic assessment of the various aspects and affected fundamental rights, which in addition to data protection approximately the financial and digital inclusion, activity and security is obvious.

It is expected that the ECB is still a pilot project in July. ECB Prasidential Christine Lagarde ames that digital detention will come within the next few years. Fabio Panetta, one of the directors of the central bank, brought it already "Anonymity vouchers" in the game. Users were able to ie them so that payments "not pursued by the system" became. A "unrestrained anonymity" If the institution is skeptically opposite and refers to the results of a consultation.

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