Cybernetica to support Moldovan government on its road towards digital transformation

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“I believe that our partnership with STISC is the right entry point to begin the digital identity harmonisation journey of Moldova.”

Valentyna Tsap

Analyst and Lead Consultant, Digital Identity Technologies

Cybernetica and Information Technology and Cybersecurity Service of the Government of the Republic of Moldova (STISC) have partnered up to ensure a smooth execution of the state’s Digital Transformation Strategy 2023-2030, specifically in the digital identity domain. Our team will be consulting the Moldovan government in regards to the requirements and investments necessary to allow the state’s digital identity solutions to achieve high levels of assurance as per European standards and regulations, in particular, the eIDAS2 Regulation and its recently expanded scope. The project is to be completed within 4 months.

As per the state’s strategy, the Government would like to upgrade this technology stack, roll out digital identity and trust services to even more users, and expand the use cases for digital identification beyond just their current user profiles. There are approximately 3.5M Moldovan nationals - 1M of which live outside of Moldova - who would benefit greatly from having access to an interoperable digital identification system that aligns with eIDAS2 and EUDI Wallet requirements. These undertakings become especially urgent in the light of the recently opened accession negotiations by the EU.

"We plan to conduct a review and analysis of the legislative environment, as well as the digital idenity ecosystem to find out whether they are "fit-for-purpose" to support the alignment with European standards and requirements. As an outcome, we are going to deliver an implementation model of an eIDAS2-compliant digital identity solution. In turn, Moldovans will be able to access digital government much easier than currently, as they are struggling with the identification requirements,“ explained Cybernetica’s Analyst and Lead Consultant Valentyna Tsap. In the context of accession, the future solution will strengthen the rule of law as a result of reducing corruption by means of digitalised services. Lastly, these changes will also create a favourable environment for doing business while lowering its costs and increasing overall trust.

Tsap noted that the accession of Moldova to the European Union will entail conformity with the EU regulations, standards and guidelines: "Obtaining high level of assurance for the national identity scheme and complying with the requirements for Qualified Electronic Signatures will allow for a smooth transition into the European digital space and interoperability with other Member States solutions. I believe that our partnership with STISC is the right entry point to begin the digital identity harmonisation journey of Moldova.“

Cybernetica’s Digital Identity Technologies Department have previously conducted several advisory projects, focusing on both technical, as well as legislative aspects of planned solutions. Most recent and notable ones include the UAE PASS benchmark study for the United Arab Emirates, as well as a market study for the European Commission in collaboration with EY on emerging digital identity wallets.