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OpenID Summit Tokyo 2024 and the 10th Anniversary of OpenID Connect 01/19 Mike Jones
[EU] DIGITAL HORIZONS 360 Sponsorship Invitation. Hospitality Technology Innovation 02/20-21 Spain
[virtual] DIF Hackathon Deadline 12/01 [$19,000 prize pool]
Annual Privacy Forum 2024 Submissions due 04/15
EU Digital Identity Wallets and applications
Concepts for self-sovereign identity management
Trust management and accountability
Data portability and standardization
Backend Engineer Truvity
[whitepaper] Identity disruptors: How verifiable credentials, policy, and generative AI are reshaping identity 2023-10-06 Avancercorp
Generative AI has the potential to both disrupt and enhance identity security. While it can be used for malicious purposes such as forgery and deepfakes, it also offers opportunities to improve authentication methods, detect fraud, and raise awareness about security risks. Managing these dual potentials will be critical in maintaining robust identity security measures
How Vittorio Shaped my Perspective on SSI, and how he can Shape Yours 2023-11-10 Riley Parker Hughes
The world needs idealists — but it also needs pragmatists. Vittorio became an archetype of the pragmatic energy that eventually worked its way into the culture and products at the company I cofounded in 2019, Trinsic.
[tweet] self-sovereign identity and how blockchain enabling individuals to control their digital identities 2023-11-05 Evelyn Oliveira
[Fraud] How Thousands Of Nurses Got Licensed With Fake Degrees 2023-02-21 Forbes
The Department of Veterans Affairs has had to remove 89 phony-degreed nurses from direct patient care as a result of what the Feds call “Operation Nightingale.’’ (The VA says it has uncovered no actual patient harm.) State licensing boards are also scrambling—Delaware has annulled 26 licenses of working nurses, Georgia has asked 22 to surrender their licenses, and Washington state is investigating 150 applicants with fraudulent credentials.
[Fraud] Verifiable Credentials Make Fraud Reduction Fast and Simple 2023-11-07 Indicio
Why did consumers lose $8.8 billion to fraud in 2022? Because the systems in place to stop it are slow, outdated, or unintuitive. In this article we’ll explain how verifiable credentials can fix the issue.
EU Digital Identity Regulation (eIDAS): Pirates don’t support blank cheque for surveillance of citizens online! 2023-11-09 Patrick Breyer
The deal was made even though more than 500 scientists and numerous NGOs in an open letter „strongly warn against the currently proposed trilogue agreement, as it fails to properly respect the right to privacy of citizens and secure online communications“ – criticism which the Pirate Party Members of the European Parliament underline.
Commission welcomes final agreement on EU Digital Identity Wallet 2023-11-08 EUCommission
This concludes the co-legislators' work implementing the results of the provisional political agreement reached on 29 June 2023 on a legal framework for an EU Digital Identity, the first trusted and secure digital identity framework for all Europeans.
European digital identity: Council and Parliament reach a provisional agreement on eID 2023-11-08 Council of the EU
the e-signatures: the wallet will be free to use for natural persons by default, but member states may provide for measures to ensure that the free-of-charge use is limited to non-professional purposes
the wallet’s business model: the issuance, use and revocation will be free of charge for all natural persons
the validation of electronic attestation of attributes: member states shall provide free-of-charge validation mechanisms only to verify the authenticity and validity of the wallet and of the relying parties’ identity
the code for the wallets: the application software components will be open source, but member states are granted necessary leeway so that, for justified reasons, specific components other than those installed on user devices may not be disclosed
consistency between the wallet as an eID means and the underpinning scheme under which it is issued has been ensured
Announcing the DIF China Special Interest Group (SIG) 2023-11-10 DIF Blog
DIF is honoured to host the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), one of China’s leading scientific research institutes, founded in 1957, as the founding member of the DIF China Special Interest Group (SIG).
What’s New in the Shared Signals Framework? 2023-11-04 Atul Tulshibagwale (SGNL), Apoorva Deshpande (Okta), and Shayne Miel (Cisco Duo) OpenID
The OpenID Shared Signals Working Group (SSWG) has made important changes to the Shared Signals Framework (SSF) from the first implementer’s draft that was published in June 2021. The new draft entered the 45-day public review period on October 13, 2023.
Interesting market analysis
To qualify for inclusion in the Decentralized Identity category, a product must:
Support the creation, management, and storage of digital identities and other verifiable credentials
Facilitate identity verification by validating credentials and performing risk evaluation
Be built using standard technologies including W3C-compliant decentralized identifiers and verifiable credentials
Digital Sovereignty Rising: The Emergence of Decentralized Identity 2023-05-16 Lab45 Think Tank
User & Organizational Benefits
DID Obstacles to Adoption
Market and Product Outlook
Spruce Developer Update #37 - “working on implementations of OID4VCI and OID4VP and have recently refactored them to match the latest version of the specifications”
[Press Release] K4 Security and Danube Tech Enter Strategic Partnership to Pioneer the Future of Decentralized Digital Identity 2023-11-10 Danube Tech
The partnership will create a joint presence in Korea that utilizes Danube Tech GmbH’s products and technologies, and K4 Security’s reputation and relationships in the Korean market. The service will be especially focused on interoperability of Decentralized Identifiers and Verifiable Credentials between Korean based identity networks and European networks.
HSBC Building With Polygon ID: Shaping the Future of Decentralized Digital Identity 2023-11-05 CryptoNewsFlash
With the integration of Polygon ID’s tools, the banking giant aims to mitigate the hassles associated with traditional identity verification processes. HSBC is prototyping a solution that not only simplifies the internal account opening process but also extends to various banking transactions, potentially setting a precedent for financial services worldwide.
Introducing Mobile Credentials 2023-11-08 mattr global
Mobile Credentials are a MATTR VII implementation of the ISO 18013-5 specification, created to standardise Mobile Driver Licences (mDLs). When added to the digital trust ecosystem, Mobile Credentials can be applied to a wider variety of use cases and business problems.
Deutsche Telekom collaborating on digital ID wallets with 2 new customers 2023-11-06 Biometrics Update
Telekom will provide Datev with a product that can perform one-to-one identification and authentication, says Lars Meyer-Pries, head of Innovation Management at Datev. “To this end, we are working with T-Systems to design a model for forward-looking authentication, in which we are already anticipating the eID planned by the EU and the needs of the tax consulting profession
[video] Self-Signed Claims: Automating Linked Trust 2023-11-09 FISE Portal
Automating verifiable trust is currently non-existent or extremely uncommon in today’s internet. When it comes to emails, calls, budgeting transparency, performed work, server reliability, and DAO tooling, self-signed claims can act as one of many verifiable claims. Self-signed claims may be applied to device IDs, email addresses, legal corporate entities, product codes, or any other long-lived addressable entity, according to cooperation.org/linked_trust/.
[Video] DWN and web5 as a game changer in ssi driven data 2023-11-07 Volodymyr Pavlyshyn
Content polyglot layer
local first and offline first
extendable in a decentralized manner
Interoperable and open
reactive and proactive
Digital Trade Document Relationships 2023-11-07Transmute TechTalk
ICC DSI’s recently published Key Trade Documents and Data Elements kicks off with this beautiful diagram:
From a modern technology perspective, the top row screams Linked Data. The bottom part maps equally well to Verifiable Credentials’ digital signatures issuance and downstream verification
Identity not SSI
[mDL] Iowa lets residents store their digital driving licence and state ID on their smartphone 2023-11-09 NFCW
[biometrics] Proposed Bill ‘Demands Accountability’ for CBP’s Biometric Border Program Find Biometrics
this is creepy Kaliya wrote about going through it.
Now they Care, when it puts national security at risk…Online sale of US military personnel data prevalent SCMagazine