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NGI Sargasso project on transatlantic cooperation launched a call for projects in the area of digital credentials for collaboration with projects from Canada - Opening: 06-01 Closing: 07-31
[New Zealand] Digital Trust Hui Taumata: Registrations now open! 8/1
Internet Identity Workshop #37 October 10-12 ← Ticket Sales open
Digital Identity Lead in Edinburgh, United Kingdom Idaho Power Jobs
IDEMIA Solutions Architect V Uvaro - Intimate familiarity with Identity protocols and technologies such as DID, DIDComm, DIDKit
Digital Identity Lead UK Talent - Expertise in PKI, Digital identity, e-IDAS, and Security requirements for Private and Public Entities
The Top Trends in Identity Verification Technology 2023-06-21 DocuSign
A key element of eIDAS 2.0, self-sovereign identity (SSI) is a form of digital identity that the user has complete control over.
Decentralized Identity in VR Platforms – Protecting User Privacy with Blockchain 2023-06-20 Coinscreed
as the popularity of VR continues to grow, concerns about user privacy and data security have also emerged. Decentralized Identity (DID) solutions powered by blockchain technology offer a promising approach to address these issues. In this article, we will explore the concept of Decentralized Identity in VR Platforms and its potential to protect user privacy.
[Video] Verifiable Credentials and Digital Wallets: An Overview with Erik Scott 2023-04-27 CI Compass
Verifiable Credentials, emerging from the World Wide Web Consortium, is a family of cryptographic protocols designed to solve both problems. The protocols are specifically designed to place the user in the central position of control over information flows. A typical storage mechanism for these credentials is a Digital Wallet, of which Apple Wallet and Android Wallet are examples.
Digital Credentials: Benefits, Types, and Implementation 2023-06-19 Identity.com
Our ability to recognize, validate, and share qualifications and achievements has been revolutionized by digital credentials. A world increasingly dependent on digital interactions has replaced paper-based credentials with digital counterparts, enabling enhanced security, portability, and verifiability.
Launch Ecosystems – Trust Continuum Tools & Techniques 2023-06-21 Continuum Loop
During the webinar, we delved into the concept of MVEs and their pivotal role in unlocking the true potential of collaborative ecosystems. We explored the importance of defining roles, establishing governance frameworks, as well as the scalability aspect of ecosystems.
MEF Webinar: Systemic Trust Between Brands and Their Mobile Customers 2023-06-21 Identity Praxis
consumers are more likely to engage and transact with brands they trust. Deloitte research reveals that trusted brands enjoy a 25% increase in consumer spending. Therefore, the correlation between trust, customer loyalty, and financial success cannot be ignored.
If multi-factor authentication works so well, why doesn’t everyone use it? 2023-06-20 SCMagazine
when properly configured, MFA blocks 99% of attacks. Yet, despite its undeniable effectiveness, only 38% of enterprise organizations have deployed MFA.
Cogmento Verifiable Credentials Management Launches with Microsoft Entra 2023-06-20 EIN News
Cogmento, a global leader in CRM, today announced its application fully supports Microsoft Verified ID and Microsoft Entra, and the Microsoft Authenticator application. Now anyone can use verified credentials and corporate data with our free CRM platform and VCM, our verifiable credentials management platform that works with Microsoft Entra.
DigiCert to deliver digital trust services to EuProGigant project 2023-06-17 IOT Now
DigiCert will be providing its own digital trust services, based on the DigiCert ONE platform, within the EuProGigant’s federation services for secure identity and authentication. These include content and IoT trust services and follow eIDAS (electronic IDentification, Authentication and trust Services) guidelines for creating verifiable credential wallets as well as the self-description principles of Gaia-X.
RCS Global Group and Spherity Partner to develop a SSI Digital Product Passport 2023-06-21 RCS Global
The partnership will transform the traceability and transparency of batteries and battery supply chains by combining RCS Global’s supply chain knowledge with Spherity’s cutting-edge technology to develop a digital product passport for batteriesWallets
Wallet: For users to store Verifiable Credentials and authenticity protected email and documents on their phones Verisign
Available for iOS and Android, fully Open Source, and ready to be used as the basis for special use cases. Vereign Wallet is the perfect companion for your local Node or Vault deployment.
Forging the future: crafting web3's leather wallets – digital, interoperable, and multipurpose 2023-06-20 The Paypers
In this interview series, we delve into their past projects, including GAIN, and explore their current endeavours with the Open Wallet Foundation. Together, we uncover the essence of digital wallets, their vital building blocks, the envisioned European Digital Identity (EUDI), the role of banks, fostering competition among wallet solutions, and what lies ahead.
Part 2 – The democratisation of building digital identity wallets 2023-06-21 The Paypers
Mark Haine, Don Thibeau, Nick Mothershaw, and Daniel Goldscheider uncover updates on the Global Assured Identity Network (GAIN) and share reasons why banks should prioritise building identity wallets.
[Collection] Blockchain for Trustworthy Digital Identity Systems: Socio-Technical Perspectives 2023 Springer
The main aim of this topical collection: understanding, from the perspective of socio-technical perspectives, the social, legal, economic, political, ethical, and philosophical implications of blockchain-based IMs on digital society design, with a special focus (but not limited) to the following topics and questions: - Blockchain for digital identity: The proof of concept of self-sovereignty
Towards an Improved Taxonomy of Attacks Related to Digital Identities and Identity Management Systems 2023-01-23 Daniela Pöhn, Wolfgang Hommel Hindawi
we propose the improved framework Taxonomy for Identity Management related to Attacks (TaxIdMA). The purpose of TaxIdMA is to classify existing attacks, attack vectors, and vulnerabilities associated with system identities, identity management systems, and end-user identities. In addition, the background of these attacks can be described in a structured and systematic way. The taxonomy is applied to the Internet of Things and self-sovereign identities.
Ethical and Legal Challenges for Innovation in New Decentralized Data Management Technologies 2023-04-30 Haleh Asgarinia, Andres Chomczyk Penedo, Beatriz Esteves, Dave Lewis MDPI
this paper investigates solutions for standardizing machine-readable policies to express personal data processing activities and their application to decentralized personal data stores as an example of ethical, legal, and technical responsible innovation in this field.
SSI4Web: A Self-sovereign Identity (SSI) Framework for the Web 2022-11-17 Sadek Ferdous, Andrei Ionita, Wolfgang Prinz Msferdous
we present SSI4Web, a framework for integrating Self-sovereign Identity (SSI) for providing web services in a secure passwordless manner with much more user control and greater flexibility. We provide its architecture, discuss its implementation details, sketch out its use-case with an analysis of its advantages and limitations.
Selective Disclosure in [SSI] based on Hashed Values 2022-06-30 Andrea De Salve, Andrea Lisi, Paolo Mori, Laura Ricci IEEE
This paper describes a selective disclosure method based on hashing, showing that the method is secure and applicable to the real world due to its low requirement in terms of space and time to create and verify a credential.
[Video] The Not-So-Easy Art of Logging Out 2023-06-21 Auth0
An Arabic proverb reads: "Think of the going out before you enter". This highlights the importance of planning well for a way out before entering any environment, physical or virtual. This also applies to logging out of applications. Understanding how to properly log out of an application has the same weight as logging in.
Community showcase: creating an ecosystem for content transparency 2023-06-19 Content Authenticity
In this community event, we showcase Content Authenticity Initiative members co-creating an ecosystem for transparency across industry and civil society. See how they integrate trust signals into sites, apps or services using the CAI’s free open-source tools, which activate the industry standard for content authenticity and provenance.
The Agency Workshop 2023-06-13 Findy
we have now fixed this shortcoming by publishing the agency workshop to educate developers on using, building, and testing agency clients.
[…]What exactly is an agency client? A client is a piece of software operated by an entity with an identity (individual, organization, or thing). In the agency context, we have three types of clients:
Interoperable Technology for Sustainable, Resilient Supply Chains Heads to Production 2023-06-20 Hyperledger, Energy & Mines Digital Trust
EMDT was initiated by the Government of British Columbia, Canada, in partnership with TELUS to explore the use of digital trust technology for the natural resource sector. Throughout the project’s pilot phase, EMDT earned international recognition for the unique application of digital credentials for organizational identities using Hyperledger technologies.
ICAO Digital Travel Credentials will Change the World of Travel 2023-06-20 Entrust
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.
Bhutan to be the first country in the world to use self-sovereign identity (SSI) and block chain technology 2023-06-13 The Bhutanese
The NDI we use in Bhutan is a block chain system that uses SSI technology, therefore it is not centralized. Every single person will have unique internal data storage systems. similar to utilizing a crypto currency.”
2023 the break out year for Digital Identity 2023-06 Digital Identity New Zealand
the Digital Identity Services Trust Framework (DISTF) Bill passed earlier this year, setting the legal basis, and rightly creating an open accreditation scheme for service providers to proliferate the use of VCs and digital identity more broadly in our everyday lives
Digital government transformation Vs digital-identity function between the GDS and DCMS 2023-06-20 IdentityWeek
Since responsibility for digital identity policy-making passed from the Government Digital Service (GDS) to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), both UK government departments have had very different remits for boosting digital economy – within government systems and advancing accessibility of identity initiatives.
Governments and Citizens want Simple, Smooth and Secure Interactions 2023-06-22 Entrust
What We Want!
In a recent survey that spanned six countries, Entrust found that while progress is being made in the way that governments and citizens interact, there is definitely room for improvement.
Legal Entity Identifier for Emerging Markets and Driving Greater Inclusion – with FinClusive’s Amit Sharma 2022-06-22 UbiSecure
The hurdles for verifying identities across the world has resulted in financial fraud, crises, and other abuses, which has become even more complex in the virtual assets space, internet-native financial services applications (web3), and decentralized financial services (DeFi).
We Conduct Research Before Writing White Papers! Digital Hazaristan
Constructing a Self-Sovereign Identity and Building the Ecosystem of Digital Hazaristan With Meaningful and Functional Interactions Based on Fundamental Human Rights Principles and Values, Including Dignity, Fairness, Equality, Respect, and Independence, and the Goals of the Hazaristan Charter
Network Effects, Moats, & the Business of web3 2023-06-24 a16z
we cover foundational business concepts and questions -- such as the nature of competition, and how it *really* changes in web3; as well as how network effects really work -- and then, in the second half […] we cover mindsets and general guidance for builders…
Are decentralized IDs a question of culture? Experts discuss Web3 2023-06-19 Biometric Update
Culture and geography may play a role in choosing Web3 as well. OECD’s policy analyst Cecilia Emilsson says that some countries in the Nordics have witnessed a high level of adoption of digital ID solutions meaning there are also high levels of trust in institutions.
Identity management is a fundamental aspect of Web3, and the Celo blockchain enables self-sovereign identity solutions. Users can create and manage their digital identities, securely storing personal information on the blockchain.
WEB 3.0 AND THE EVOLUTION OF DIGITAL IDENTITY 2023-06-14 Nasscom
self-sovereign identity (SSI) and its significance in the Web 3.0 landscape. We will discuss the advantages of SSI, the challenges in implementing decentralized identity systems, and the role of Web3 developers in shaping the future of digital identity.
Identity not SSI
Phone thieves in Brazil have an easy target Gig workers 2023-06-22 Rest of World
Losing a phone can devastate gig workers’ ability to make a living, while the apps they work for provide little support.
Apple IDs now support passkeys — if you’re on the iOS 17 or macOS Sonoma betas / Sign in with your Apple ID, but without a password 2023-06-21 TheVerge
if I want to sign in to Reddit and look at my favorite John Oliver-themed subreddits, I can tap the “Continue with Apple” button on the sign-in screen, and I’ll be given the option to sign in by scanning a QR code with my iPhone.
People and Land
Sometimes I feel like the conversation about identity is so abstract. This piece speaks to making the connection clear for people who are still rooted in land they belong to.
The race to put Indigenous land on the map 2023-06-20 Rest of World
In Borneo, Indigenous communities are using mapping tech to claim their land rights and fight the expansion of oil palm plantations.
Here come the “metahumans”: Virtual avatars have real jobs in Indonesia 2023-06-20 Rest of World
Metahumans are occupying trusted roles like news anchors and government communicators.
Why LLM-assisted table transformation is a big deal 2023-06-18 Jon Udell
We are on the cusp of a new era of cognitive surplus. People shouldn’t be laboriously transposing document formats, as millions (maybe billions) of information workers spend minutes (maybe hours) doing every day.