Identosphere 139: OECD Digital ID Standards • Unconstituting Society • Indigenous Groups & Data Privacy • Social Power of Open Recognition Badges
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[Amsterdam] The Closing Conference of the Blockchain & Society Policy Research Lab [Call for Papers] 7/3-4
[New Zealand] Digital Trust Hui Taumata: Registrations now open! 8/1
[Hyderabad, India] hack:DiD Developer Workshop 06/17
Internet Identity Workshop #37 October 10-12 ← Ticket Sales open
MEF Connects Video\Recap
[Telcom] Embracing Zero Trust: Harnessing Organizational Identity for Secure Telecom Services IdentityPraxis
Specifically, we focus on how organizational identity can empower telecommunications service providers to enhance the value of their services for enterprises, strengthening customer engagement, building solid reputations, and mitigating the risks of impersonation.
The ID and Auth Landscape: The Identity Nexus and Why ART Must Be True 2023-06-11 IdentityPraxis
I had the privilege to delve into The Identity Nexus Equation, which holds the key to unlocking the true potential of our digital identities. I emphasized the crucial need to understand why ART (Authenticity, Responsibility, and Trust) must be true in this context. By juxtaposing personal data and identity with organizational identity, we uncovered the interconnectedness and symbiotic relationship between them.
Empowering Creators and Individuals: A Value Shift from the Platform to the People 2023-06-14 IdentityPraxis
In this session, we dove into the implications of empowering creators and individuals with technology and its profound impact on the future of digital platforms. We explore the transformative potential of this value shift and examine the challenges and opportunities it presents. Our discussion focuses on driving innovation, fostering creativity, and ensuring fair compensation for creators and individuals in this evolving landscape. Ultimately, we aim to identify practical steps to realize this value shift and highlight its broader societal benefits
[UK Digital ID and Trust Framework] Nothing but Revolutionary: OpenWallets and the Customer Journeys 2023-06-14 Identity Praxis
In this session, we dive into the UK Digital Identity and Trust Framework, SmartData, and the intermediary data regulations. Our speakers explore the numerous benefits of this framework, shedding light on how these regulations and related initiatives are fostering a conducive environment for market growth, ensuring consumer safety, and promoting healthy competition. Join us as we unravel the significance of these developments and their impact on shaping the digital landscape.
What Role Should and Does Government Play in the ID & AUTH Ecosystem Evolution? 2023-06-11 IdentityPraxis
In this session, we delve into the crucial role of government in the evolution of identity and authentication. We explore a range of interconnected concepts, including legislation, policy governance, regulation, public trust, inclusion, equity, equality, security, and technology. The focus is on understanding what governments can and should be doing in these areas and how the answers to these questions may vary across countries and contexts.
Governance & the Future
Unconstituting Society 2022-07-10 Radicle Civics
SSI featured on slide 31
Radicle Civics aims to explore alternative approaches for organising the future, focusing on pathways which encourage distributed agency and participation from a super-diverse public to challenge concentrations of power and responsibility. We’re extending an invitation to experiment, and partake in conversations which question and reimagine the assumptions underpinning accounting, money formation, agreements, registries, identity
systems, laws or institutions; to collaborate on propositional and positive visions for the future.
The Great Enabler: Transforming the Future of Britain’s Public Services Through Digital Identity 2023-06-16 Institute Global
Public services in the UK don’t require reform. They need transformation. In a world in which we can set up a bank account in minutes or pay for our shopping with the tap of a phone, the era of slow and cumbersome government services must come to an end. Our current bureaucracy manifests problems further down the line; months-long waits for passports and mounting delays to asylum-claims processing are just two examples of this.
How Indigenous Groups Are Leading the Way on Data Privacy 2023-06-07 Scientific American
Āhau, a free and open-source app developed by and for Māori to record ancestry data, maintain tribal registries and share cultural narratives, takes a similar approach. A tribe can create its own Pātaka (the Māori word for storehouse), or community server, which is simply a computer running a database connected to the Internet. From the Āhau app, tribal members can then connect to this Pātaka via an invite code, or they can set up their database and send invite codes to specific tribal or family members. Once connected, they can share ancestry data and records with one another. All of the data are encrypted and stored directly on the Pātaka.
III.RECOMMENDS that Adherents prioritise inclusion and minimise barriers to access to and the use of digital identity.
Finding the Others: The Social Power of Open Recognition Badges 2023-06-13 We Are Open Coop
These days, it’s rare to come across a completely blank face when talking to people about Open Badges. That’s because recently we’ve seen mass adoption, meaning that hundreds of millions of badges are now being earned every year. After 12 years, we’re no longer in the world of ‘potential’ use: badges are now helping people get hired.
How standards-based identity policy management can streamline and improve security 2023-06-15 SC Media
A standards-based identity policy management approach lets IT, developer, and security teams do what they do best – as opposed to having to check for policy enforcement across the entire technology stack
ICAO Digital Travel Credentials will change the World of Travel 2023-06 Entrust
The unique nature of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Digital Travel Credential (DTC) presents an exceptional opportunity to build a next-generation system for passport issuance and inspection, setting a new standard for the traveler experience. Entrust fully supports the vision set out by the ICAO for technological advances from the current eMRTD standard for ePassports to a future state that will see only virtual eMRTDs. But the journey to paperless passports will take many years.
Indicio Launches Academy to Train and Certify Experts in Open-Source Decentralized Identity Technologies 2023-06-20 Indicio
The Indicio Academy expands the company’s expert-led training into a new certification program of courses for engineering, sales, marketing, and business development teams who want to master open-source decentralized identity and use verifiable credentials to build Trusted Digital Ecosystems.
[Video] Proven API Demo 2023-06-03 Indicio
A short demonstration of how APIs can be used to interact with verifiable credentials.
[RECAP] TOIP AT OPEN SOURCE SUMMIT NORTH AMERICA 2023-06-12
Some of the top attended sessions included talks on containers, the evolution of open source through design, and how quantum machine learning. A common theme shared across all events was the value of diversity and inclusion in the open source community, as demonstrated by the Diversity Empowerment Summit and the Emerging OS Forum, which focused on underrepresented groups and emerging technologies, respectively.
Web 3 and SSI
SelfKey ENS: Adoption of Self-Sovereignty on Blockchain 2023-04-20 SelfKey
Traditional domain names have been widely used for decades, but their centralized nature limits individual control. The Ethereum Name Service (ENS) offers a decentralized alternative with more control and functionality. Given this, SelfKey aims to provide ENS subdomains with self-sovereign identity in mind, which may allow users to manage their digital identities and online presence more effectivel
[Video] Polygon ID in the Verida Wallet - Clip 1 Verida 2023-05-23
The Verida Wallet mobile crypto wallet supports Polygon ID zero-knowledge credentials, allowing individuals to prove only the necessary information required for a transaction (ie: age over 21) without exposing any of their private information (ie: their date of birth).
[Telco] Good, Bad and Ugly Innovation Telco Identity Praxis
Central to our discussion is the notion of the Identity Nexus, where individuals, private institutions, and public institutions converge. We explore the Identity Nexus Equation and introduce an exciting new term coined by Michael: the “Phigiverse“, representing the intersection of the physical and digital worlds.
What We Can Learn from the History of Digital Trust 2023-06-13 Indicio
Fast forward to the early 1980s, several national and international networks have been created, one of the biggest launching in 1986 when the National Science Foundation Network (NSFNET) funded supercomputers at several universities and connected them to the network, enabling access for research and academic organizations in the United States.
How Verifiable Credentials Can Empower Small Businesses 2023-05-10 Sam Curren, Indicio
Let’s start with a few of the problems that all businesses face: employee and access management, engaging customers, and payroll. While larger organizations can have entire teams dedicated to each of these tasks, leaner businesses — such as a single location — might have a small number of people trying to manage everything; this is where verifiable credentials can make all the difference.
[WhitePaper] Peace of Mind in the Digital Age? Its Possible 2023-05 IDLab
In this paper, several private companies serving millions of individuals and businesses in Canada present a shared vision of digital identity and how it fits into everyday life. The goal is to develop a common understanding of digital identity (digital ID), answer basic questions that citizens, consumers, and business leaders may have, foster collaboration among the stakeholders involved in implementing digital ID, and help create an environment conducive to adopting digital ID in Canada.
[Report] Rewiring The Web: The future of personal data 2023-06 Jon Nash, Charlie Harry Smith Demos
In this paper, we argue that the widespread use of personal information online represents a fundamental flaw in our digital infrastructure that enables staggeringly high levels of fraud, undermines our right to privacy, and limits competition.
Decentralization isn't enough. It's about people 2023-06-21 Ben Werdmuller
Decentralized protocols are infrastructure in the same way that servers are infrastructure. Nobody cares if a traditional social network is built on AWS or Google Cloud. What they care about is the community: can they follow people they’re interested in, can they engage in great conversations, potentially find an audience for the things they make, and do all of this safely and without abuse.
Why did the #TwitterMigration fail? 2023-06-12 Bloonface
These are people and organisations who were engaged with Mastodon and fediverse to the point of investing real time and resources into it, but simply dropped out without a trace some time between November 2022 and now.
Decentralisation makes the user experience worse
The people who accept these trade-offs are not normal, and they’re in charge
Mastodon doesn’t scale well, and its user base accepts no funding model other than charity
In no small part, Mastodon’s culture is exclusionary
The Real Politik of Data
A newly declassified report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence reveals that the federal government is buying troves of data about Americans.
Data Breaches: Risks and Consequences 2023-04-17 SelfKey
It is crucial to understand the risks of data breaches and to try and take steps to prevent them. Some negative effects can last for years, with victims suffering reputational damage, identity theft, and even financial fraud. And, in some cases, the consequences of a cyberattack can be irreversible. However, decentralized solutions are being developed with the aim to protect individuals' privacy
Revenue growth for Palo Alto Networks grew 23.6% during the first quarter, extending its market share lead to 8.7%, while Fortinet's increased by 26.2% to reach 7% market share.
The difference between digital identity, identification, and ID 2018-12-19 Jonathan Donner, Caribou Digital
For example, the World Bank promotes the term “Identification for Development” (ID4D) and has drawn together a diverse group of institutions to issue the “Principles on Identification.” The ID2020 alliance focuses on many of the same objectives through its “global partnership committed to improving lives through digital identity.” And USAID has recently written in this area under the banner of “Digital ID” (DID for short). The driving force behind many of these initiatives is Sustainable Development Goal 16.9: “By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration.”
DIGITAL ID THREAT MODELING 2022-12-15
In other words, which stage of the identity lifecycle does your organization participate in?
Using Amazon Cognito Tokens for Fine-Grained Access Control 2023-06-17 Phil WIndley
Amazon launched Amazon Verified Permissions, a "scalable permissions management and fine-grained authorization service for the applications that you build." [...] now it's available to everyone.