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Informational Session on the online async Interop Event ISO 18013-7 hosted by SpruceID (more info about the Interop) 7/14, 7am Pacific.
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
ICBDS 2023: IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Distributed Systems Security Submissions 2023-07-15
We have seen successful application of Blockchain into digital-currency and now blockchain is playing an important role in secure decentralization in many emerging fields such as digital asset transactions, internet of things, cyber-physical systems, edge computing, social networking etc. This will bring many challenges and issues to be addressed by the research community, this conference will provide a platform to bring forth innovations in addressing issues and challenges.
DICG 2023 : 4th International Workshop on Distributed Infrastructure for Common Good DICG Submission Deadline Sep 24, 2023
This workshop is focused on distributed infrastructures that enable human interactions and economic activity in general with a focus on the common good. Daily life is transitioning to digital infrastructures, including friendships, education, employment, health-care, finances, family connections, and more. These infrastructures can contribute to the common good enabling us to work together to improve the wellbeing of people in our society and the wider world.
Now Accepting Submissions for the 2023 Identity Excellence Awards! 2023-07-06 Ping Dealdine 09-08
There is no fee to submit an entry, and there is no limit to the number of entries you may submit. You can enter any number of categories and submit the same project for multiple categories if applicable.
[France] Post doctoral in security and identity management [12 months full time] Deadline: 2023-08-31
[California] Staff Developer Advocate TBD
[California] Policy Partnerships Lead TBD
[Haryana, India] Blockchain Technical Software Architect Siemens
[Zurich] Lead Rust Engineer, Procivis AG
[Zurich] Technical Writer, Procivis AG
Chief Technology Officer at BigShyft Intellijobs
We are building a blockchain technology startup in the self-sovereign identity and verifiable credentials space where any end consumer would be able to manage all his identities in one place and complete any process securely within in few seconds.
25 Best Identity Industry Podcasts 2023-07-11 Feedspot
Feedspot discovers, categorises and ranks blogs, podcasts and influencers in several niche categories.
Reusable Verified Identity 2023-01-04 Kuppinger Cole
This Leadership Compass gives an overview of the market, required capabilities of a well-rounded solution, and detailed information on the participating vendors
[White Paper] Privacy-preserving LER Case
Our report demonstrates how the LER ecosystem can enhance hiring processes, increase access to opportunities, and reduce inequality through the use case scenarios we developed. We discuss challenges, opportunities, and recommendations for realizing this vision, contributing to ongoing efforts to transform the labor market
Kaliya is one of the contributors to this paper. ← please check it out and comment.
Government officials, policymakers, technologists, legal scholars, and human rights advocates are invited to offer feedback on a new white paper “Human-Centric Identity: a primer for government officials”. This follows the publication of “Government-issued Digital Credentials and the Privacy Landscape” (Flanagan, 2023), which delved into challenges of creating a globally viable privacy-preserving Digital Identity landscape. This paper zooms out and takes a higher level view of the role of Digital Identity Systems in delivering on the role of government. In particular, it grounds that role in the international human rights agenda.
What is needed is a universal Learning and Employment Record (LER) ecosystem that is distributed, interoperable, and open, allowing individuals to collect, store, own, and share self-verifying credentials that are issued and accepted by participating organizations. This requires platforms to provide privacy protection, verifiability, data portability, and scalability at the same time.
Kaliya was at Zurich RxC Meetup: Identity in the Age of Generative AI 2023-07-05 RadicalXChange
The significance of identity, especially in managing and protecting it in the digital world, has emerged as a critical issue in our time. As the influence of generative AI grows, the distinction between human-authored content and that produced by AI agents becomes increasingly blurred, which intensifies the urgency of this matter.
Non-violent Communication in Communities 2023-07-06 We are Open Coop
These are just a couple of examples, but there are many metaphors and idioms with violent undertones.
Guest blog: Karyl Fowler, CEO, Transmute 2023-07-05 Decentralized Identity Foundation
What really drew us to DIF was the agnosticism towards any specific technology stack and the focus on interoperability. For example, one of the things we’ve collaborated on is open source interoperability tests that support integration of DIDs and Verifiable Credentials (VCs) within existing infrastructure. You also see a lot of DIF community work on interoperability profiles.
Bologna Open Recognition Declaration 2023-06-08 Open Recognition
Great CCG VC-EDU Task force meeting
Issue #4: Decentralized Identifier (DID) Emerging Technologies Curation Series 2023-06-27 World Bank Group Information and Technology Solutions
The lessons learned from the Korea case include implications for other countries regarding SSI and e-government. These present an opportunity to solve existing identification problems in a development context using the SSI, the blockchain-based technology.
The Joint Sitting of the two houses of the Parliament adopted the National Digital Identity Bill of Bhutan 2023 today. However, two disputed clauses of the Bill were repealed as recommended by the Joint Committee. The recommendations were unanimously supported by all 67 members of the two houses present in the sitting.
California DMV Plans Summer Digital ID Pilot 2023-06-14 MobileID World
Governor Gavin Newsom has promised that California will “do it like no other state has done it,” and the DMV’s Gupta believes that younger generations will ultimately find that the idea of a physical wallets full of IDs is “beyond them”, as they’ll be so used to mobile ID technology.
Mobile Driver's License Interoperability Event 2023-07-07 Spruce ID
SpruceID will host the first fully-remote asynchronous interoperability test event for mobile driver’s license implementations at the end of August. This event will provide a collaboration forum over the course of two weeks for implementers of the draft technical specification for unattended or fully online presentation of mobile driver’s licenses (ISO/IEC 18013-7).
EU Digital Identity Wallet
[Report] Digital Identity Standards ENISA Europe
This report gives an overview of the most important standards and standardisation organisations in this area. This information is useful for the novice, to find out what is available, but also for more experienced readers who might not be aware of some (parts of) existing standards. It also provides an analysis of standards related to different means supporting digital identity. This covers means created and managed by trust services, electronic identification means and the EU Digital Identity Wallet.
EU pilot of digital identity wallet and academic credentials with Gataca SSI tech launches 2023-07-05
This easy-to-use platform that is powered by our Certs API allows you to turn your credential documents into fraud-proof Verifiable Credentials.
Microsoft Entra Tech Accelerator: Part 2 of 2 2023-06-30 Microsoft
These recent updates have been organized into capability areas or , making it easy to quickly find and access the latest updates. With these new features, we aim to provide our customers with an identity and access solution for a connected world.
Big Week in DWeb
First thoughts about Threads 2023-06-06 Ben Werdmuller
All in: I don’t hate it. Despite the gnashing of teeth in the fediverse about Meta’s arrival, if Threads implements ActivityPub cleanly I think it’s actually going to be a decent addition. It may even be a boon to the whole open social web that validates the space and creates a stronger ecosystem of developers and platforms. Imagine that.
Second thoughts about Threads 2023-07-07 Ben Werdmuller
I also think Threads represents a giant failure of the community to create something that works. If Mastodon had taken off, or if there was another space that was designed around democracy and equity that had lived up to this moment, Threads wouldn’t have worked.
Meta unspools Threads 2023-07-05 Platformer News
The thing that makes Twitter distinctive, Mosseri said, is that replies are given the same visual priority as the original posts. In a world where every other social network buries comments underneath posts, Twitter elevates them. And that encourages people to participate in discussions.
Our Plan for a Sustainably Open Social Network 2023-07-05 Bluesky
Our mission and board have stayed the same, but along with this conversion, we’ve raised funding from an array of values-aligned investors who share our vision for an open and decentralized commons for public conversation. Our goal for this raise was to find new partners and to give ourselves room to grow the network and experiment with new business models.
Purchase and Manage Domains Directly Through Bluesky 2023-07-05 Bluesky
We’re partnering with Namecheap, one of the leading domain name registrars, to let you pick out a domain name and link it to your Bluesky account in under a minute.
Fairphone 4—the repairable, sustainable smartphone—is coming to the US 2023-07-05 ArsTechnica
The Dutch electronics manufacturer has mostly only focused on the European market and says, "When is Fairphone coming to the US?" is one of the most common questions it gets asked. Well, ask no more! The company is finally bringing the Fairphone 4 to the US—with some caveats.
Trust in Software Supply Chains: Blockchain-enabled SBOM and AIBOM Future 2023-07-11 Boming Xia, Dawen Zhang, Yue Liu, Qinghua Lu, Zhenchang Xing, Liming Zhu
proposes a novel solution to these challenges by introducing a blockchain-empowered approach for SBOM sharing, leveraging verifiable credentials to allow for selective disclosure. This strategy not only heightens security but also offers flexibility. Furthermore, this paper broadens the remit of SBOM to encompass AI systems, thereby coining the term AI Bill of Materials (AIBOM). This extension is motivated by the rapid progression in AI technology and the escalating necessity to track the lineage and composition of AI software and systems.
[Slide Deck] Decentralised Digital Identity in the Metaverse under eIDAS 2 2023-07 Steffen Schwalm
Decentralised identity and access management: A new era of digital privacy and control 2023-06-05 IdentityWeek
More specifically, policy-based access control can be used to regulate access to data, applications and services based on an individual’s identity. Decentralised IAM allows access control systems to operate on the attributes provided by decentralised IDs, enabling a more flexible and secure authorisation process.
Self-Sovereign Identity. What Is A Trust Triangle? Why Does It Matter? 2023-01-09 Web3 Summit Europe
Self-sovereign identity offers a way to avoid third-parties. In a SSI system, the user accesses services in a streamlined and secure manner, while maintaining control over the information associated with their identity.
The SSI concept has three essential pillars: issuer, holder, and verifier.
The Evolution and Importance of Digital Identity and Digital Identity Verification 2023-06-08 Truvity
Digital identity verification is the process of validating the authenticity of an individual's or entity's digital identity. It involves checking the accuracy and legitimacy of the digital attributes and data associated with a digital identity.
AI Literacy: A Cross-Sectional Slice of New Literacies 2023-07-07 We are open Coop
By defining algorithm literacy and data literacy, UNESCO aims to develop frameworks of AI competencies for teachers and students and to guide the empowerment of individuals in navigating around AI-rich environment, making informed decisions, and actively shaping its responsible and beneficial use.