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[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
[Video] Using Self-Sovereign Identity to Mitigate AI Deepfake Fraud 2023-11-14 Atis
2. Self-Sovereign Identity as Defense: Self-sovereign identity offers a cryptographic proof of identity, allowing individuals to control their digital identity and reduce the risk of AI deepfake impersonation.
3. Digital Wallet Integration: Individuals can use a mobile digital wallet to hold their identity credentials securely and integrate it with voice and video applications for mutual authentication, establishing trust in communications.
[Energy Web] New app directs digital ID traffic between decentralized energy sources and the grid 2023-11-13 Biometrics Update
once your Tesla or heat pump is connected to your wallet containing verifiable credentials, Elia Group’s software will facilitate allocation of the energy they produce for efficiency, storing some and feeding some back into the grid as a decentralized balancing measure that supports transition to renewable energy sources
Public Sector / Regulation
Navigating Regulatory Challenges in Decentralized Identity Privacy 2023-11-15 Aptos Labs
navigating the complex regulatory landscape is equally formidable. As these systems evolve, stakeholders must collaborate to address the challenges posed by data protection regulations, cross-border implications, interoperability standards, user consent, and security.
[video] Identity Insights - Progress Launching a Digital Travel Credential in Aruba with Heather Dahl 2023-11-15 [Press]
Through AHOP, travelers can turn their physical passports into verifiable digital credentials on their mobile devices, and through additional biometric checks at immigration, they will be matched to their passport images via facial recognition. This process streamlines border control's flow, cutting wait times and getting travelers to their destinations quicker, while also reducing risk of error, identity theft or fraud.
[Canada] The DIACC releases its Pan-Canadian Trust Framework (PCTF) Trust Registries Final Recommendation V1.0 DIACC
The Trust Registries component provides conformance criteria for the development and certification of Governance Requirements (business structure, ecosystem scope, governance processes, policies, and standards), Trust Registry Operations (technology & infrastructure management and technical services), and Registration and Certification Management (certification/verification/trustmark services, registration, suspension, and revocation processes), to ensure that a Trust Registry is, in fact, trustworthy.
[US] What are the top identity trends? 2023-11-14 Socure
Key regulatory frameworks and standards in the US include:
[US] ISO/IEC 18013-7 Interoperability Event Results 2023-11-14 SpruceID
mDL reader implementers included: Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Credence ID, Google, HID Global, ImproveID, MyNextID, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Okta, OneProof, Panasonic, Ping Identity, Samsung, Scytales, SpruceID, and Thales.
mDL implementers included: Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Google, HID Global, ImproveID, MyNextID, NEC, OneProof, Panasonic, Samsung, Scytales, SpruceID (jointly with the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles), and Thales
[EIDAS] FIDO Standards Take Root in EU’s Emerging Digital ID Infrastructure 2023-11-17 FindBiometrics
The FIDO Alliance’s authentication standards are steadily becoming a cornerstone in Europe’s digital identity landscape, as highlighted in recent reports by two key EU organizations, ENISA (European Union Agency for Cybersecurity) and ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute).
[Swiss] Procivis One launches to provide decentralized digital identity to Swiss government Biometrics Update
Procivis One is scalable and can be used to produce verifiable credentials like mDLs, diplomas, and licenses. Its architecture is flexible enough to expand and meet current and future national and international requirements. It meets the requirements for the new Swiss E-ID, which is based on principles of SSI.
Initial considerations for an electronic patient record (EPR) began around 2005, and the Federal Act on the Electronic Patient Record (EPDG in German) entered into force on April 15, 2023. Often criticized as «PDF graveyard», in mid-2023 the EPR only holds around 20,000 records, or 2 permille of the population, for a variety of reasons.
[UK, Explainer] Business models, fraud and decentralized digital IDs: Future Identity Festival day 1 Biometrics Update
“Are we as a society moving away from the honeypot to the world towards something that is more focused on decentralized and/or data minimization?” asked Christopher Briggs, SVP of Identity at Mitek during a panel on privacy.
[UK, Research] Identity resilience in the digital health ecosystem: A key recovery-enabled framework Chetana Pujari, Balachandra Muniyal, Chandrakala C. B, Anirudha Rao, Vasudeva Sadiname, Muttukrishnan Rajarajan
our key recovery-enabled framework revolves around the establishment of a robust identity verification system, leveraging the World Wide Web Consortium(W3C) standard for verifiable credentials(VC) and a test blockchain network. [...] the roles and responsibilities of entities align with the UK digital identity and attribute trust framework, resulting in a cohesive verification process
[UK, Product Passport, policy] The Network State and the Digital Hansa 2023-11-14 Vinay Gupta
Mattereum Asset Passport (MAP) created by my company [...] work via the 1958 New York Convention on Arbitration enables them to use the new UK Digital Dispute Resolution Rules (which the Mattereum team helped draft) in 172 jurisdictions worldwide. This means, in effect, they create a synthetic jurisdiction that sits between nation states, resting on international treaties
Appruvr Integrates Dock: Instant Credential Verification 2023-11-15 Dock
Appruvr simplifies credential sharing between learning providers, candidates, and employers. Using blockchain technology, the verification is not only quick, the results are 100% reliable and secure. Appruvr's solution has been specifically designed to improve the recruitment journey for employers, institutions and candidates. Bringing qualification checks into the 21st century to stop recruitment fraud and the reliance on outdated and inefficient processes.
[Video] Education Demo 2023-10-18 Indicio
In this demonstration you will see what a verifiable credential might look like in a university context, holding student ID or a degree.
[OpenID Japan] Counselors in the Modern Era 2023-11-13 Ian Glazer
A concept I put forward in that talk was one of “counselors”: software agents that act on one’s behalf to make introductions of the individual to a service and vice versa, perform recognition of these services and associated credentials, and prevent or at least inhibit risky behavior, such as dodgy data sharing. I provide an overview of these concepts in my Future of Identity talk at approximately minute 20.
[Wallets, Video] Authentication for Everything: How to make good on the promise for digital wallets Making Data Better, Authenticate 2023
This presentation, a recapitulation of our presentation ot FIDO Authenticate 2003 in October, details the global “infostructure” needed so data wallets can authenticate any data about anything.
[Wallets] Three Digital Wallet Features You Never Knew You Needed 2023-11-14 Sam Curren, Indicio
By having process management built into the wallet it would be able to easily notify you that the process is stalled and explain why.
The second feature to look for is the ability to act as a verifier and be able to read credentials.
Add: OpenID4VC, ARF compliance, SD-JWT, DIDComm v2, AnonCreds Revocation, Node 20 support, AnonCreds W3C format
Remove: Indy SDK, Node 16 support
SSI in Web3
The Big Shift: Digital Identity in Web3 2023-04-21 Onyx by J.P. Morgan (h/t)
Reimagining both the nature of the web and the concept of digital identity together is a challenging and complex task, involving many stakeholders. It will take some time, but this transition is already underway. Standards for digital identity, such as W3C, are in development and have received strong support from private and public sector institutions alike.
Polygon ID — Verifiable Credentials meet Web3 2023-11-15 Decentralized Identity Foundation
Your website states that Polygon ID is "The first identity solution that allows users to use zero-knowledge proofs generated from off-chain verifiable credentials to interact with smart contracts." What use cases do you envisage and what are the benefits of this approach?
[Web3ID] ENS Challenges Unstoppable Domains to Open its Blockchain Domain Name Patents 2023-11-16 The Defiant
dApps Are About Control, Not Blockchains 2023-11-13 Phil Windley
[thread, DIDs, Ripple] A new major breaking change is on its way to the XRPL ecosystem 2023-11-11 Krippenreiter
[9/16] — New Amendments — DID Introduces a self-sovereign identity on the XRPL that is decentralized & completely complies to the W3C Credentials Community Group guidelines.
Web5 Meets Generative AI 2023-11-14 TBD
Anthony describes Netonomy as "an application that allows users and organizations to own their digital identities, data, and finances." [...] leverages Web5 concepts for data management and storage, but it also incorporates artificial intelligence through vector databases.
Announcing Everywhere Computer 2023-11 Fission Codes
As an application developer you can take advantage of Everywhere Computer's Wasm functions to replace backend functions in a serverless style. You're not locked into any one cloud provider's serverless stack, and can pick functions from the directory rather than needing to write them from scratch.
[Social] Toward Federation and an Open Network 2023-11-16 BlueSky
one of the core features of Bluesky that makes it “billionaire-proof” — you’ll always have the freedom to choose (and to exit) instead of being held to the whims of private companies or black box algorithms. And wherever you go, your friends and relationships will be there too.
[Social] Social Network MeWe Heralds Migration of Users to Web3 From Web2 Coindesk
nothing to see here
the idea of a core internet protocol for identity, networking and messaging – much as HTTPS underlies the web – has been something of an elusive aspiration since the early days of social networking, when people began to see problems arise, said Braxton Woodham, the creator of DSNP
[open source] Automattic is acquiring Texts and betting big on the future of messaging The Verge
[PKI] Air Traffic Management And The Critical Role of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) 2023-11-13 Skyradar
[thoughtful] Origin Stories: Plantations, Computers, and Industrial Control Meredith Whittaker, Logic Mag
modern digital computing was codesigned by Charles Babbage, a vocal champion for the concerns of the emerging industrial capitalist class who condemned organized workers and viewed democracy and capitalism as incompatible