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A Private Event for Executives in Identity, Cabo, Mexico 02/6-8
[EU] DIGITAL HORIZONS 360 Sponsorship Invitation. Hospitality Technology Innovation 02/20-21 Spain
Annual Privacy Forum 2024 Enisa. Submissions due 04/15
[California] Internet Identity Workshop #38 04/16-18 (super earlybird tickets end Friday)
[Berlin] Digital ID, Web3, and Metaverses EICC 06/4-7
[Portugal] Open Identity Summit 2024: Research, Experience and Innovation 06/20-21
[Switzerland] Digital Identity unConference Europe 06/16-18
[ARES Conference] International Workshop on Emerging Digital Identities Deadline 05/08 Event 07/30-08/02
Announcing the Agent Explorer Plugin Hackathon 1/25-2/22 Veramo
Embracing Decentralized Identity at EIC June 2024 2024-02-02 KuppingerCole
we are thrilled to unveil six distinguished speakers who are at the forefront of the decentralized identity revolution.]
Kaliya recently had dinner with an Identerati and their spouse. The spouse an experienced product manager looking for work - if you are hiring for such a role be in touch with Kaliya and she can make the connection.
Event Reflection: Children’s Digital Privacy Summit 2024 2024-01-29 Identity Woman
Last week, I flew to LA To attend the Children’s Digital Privacy Summit hosted by Denise Tayloe and her team at Privo. I’ve known Denise since the early days of IIW, and it was great to meet her team for the first time.
Recap: 2024 Identity, Authentication and the Road Ahead Policy Forum 2024-02-02 FIDO Alliance
What’s the state of identity and authentication in 2024?
That was the primary topic addressed in a day full of insightful speaker sessions and panels at the annual Identity, Authentication and the Road Ahead Policy Forum held on January 25 in Washington D.C. The event was sponsored by the Better Identity Coalition, the FIDO Alliance, and the ID Theft Resource Center (ITRC).
Top 8 TBD Hackathon Winners! 2024-01-29 TBD
Turtle Shell is a portable personal data management tool that combines your digital life under one Shell, allowing users to own, manage, and view all their data. It was developed by, Moises E Jaramillo and Courtney Chan.
Beyond Paper and Plastic: A Meta-Model for Credential Use and Governance 2023-03-31 Richter, Daniel; Praas, Christopher Robin; Anke, Jürgen; Dresden University of Applied Sciences, Dresden, Germany
We employ design science research to develop a unified meta-model on credentials, their use, and their governance. Our results contribute to research through an empirically grounded conceptualization of credentials and provide practitioners with a common basis to capture, analyze, and design the handling of credentials in real-world scenarios.
A survey on blockchain deployment for biometric systems 2024-02-01 Surbhi Sharma
authors seek to investigate blockchain concepts in the biometric domain by evaluating their pros and cons and summarizing the methods developed on blockchain for diverse biometric applications. Additionally, the applications of blockchain-based biometric systems are highlighted before moving on to open research questions and potential future research areas.
British Airways Trial End-To-End Hands-Free Travel With Biometrics 2024-01-04 Forbes
They have already released preliminary specifications for the W3C VC schema for passport, visa, and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Digital Travel Authorization (DTA) for industry testing.
Verifiable Credentials vs. Deep Fakes
What to do when deep fakes break our trust 2024-01-30 Cybernews
Recent data suggests the security threat posed by AI-generated deepfakes is growing, with research by Onfido revealing a 3,000% increase in deepfake fraud attempts in 2023. Companies are also increasingly using biometric authentication methods, with a GetApp survey finding 79% of companies used these methods in 2022, compared with only 27% in 2019.
With AI imitations becoming more realistic and easier to generate, face-based identity verification and authentication systems will find it difficult to catch up their defenses, according to Akif Khan, VP analyst at Gartner. The technology research and consulting company announced its prediction on Feb. 1 ahead of the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in Dubai
You already know who you do business with: time to leverage that trust 2024-01-30 Indicio
We’ve made it clear that existing relationships don’t need external parties. What these large identity systems do provide is a trusted foundation for new relationships. It simplifies the process of identifying new ecosystem partners and participants, which can be a major source of fraud.
[Video] The Value of Your Organization’s Existing Ecosystem with Sam Curren 2024-02-01
what value organizations already have in their existing ecosystems and how to maximize it through the latest technologies.
Riding the Rising Tide: A Product Leader's Guide to Decentralized Identity Wallets 2024-01-21 Product Intuition
Wallet Strategy Part 1: The Tide Will Never Rise for Decentralized IDtech 2024-01-11 Product Intuition
Wallet Strategy Part 2: Unusual Dynamics & the Role of Wallets 2024-01-21 Product Intuition
Oh, and by the way, I’m planning to move my writing to a new website which will require you to use the Dan Browser to access it. And since the Dan Browser doesn’t support most Web standards, you can pretty much only use it to access my blog.
Unraveling the Path to Genuine Semantic Interoperability across Digital Systems - Part 2 2024-01-31 Human Colossus Foundation (Part 1)
A more precise understanding of data lineage and text variation between the ordered, hierarchical structuring of texts in Stemmatics and the nodal representation of data within DAGs demonstrate how these causal models encapsulate complex, multifaceted data.
Digital Identity Community Unites to Drive Cross-border Interoperability 2024-01-30 SIDI Hub
Experts collaborate to launch SIDI Hub; the first-of-its-kind initiative dedicated to driving and operationalizing cross-border interoperability at scale in the digital identity space
Securing Data Interoperability In The Supply Chain: Can The Government Make For Better Results? 2024-01-18 SC Tech Insights
I’ll first highlight data interoperability challenges faced by both logistics and government agencies in managing supply chains. I’ll also highlight key issues being addressed by US government institutions like the Department of Transportation (DOT), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) regarding supply chain data interoperability. Furthermore, I’ll share with you examples of how these agencies are currently working to secure supply chains, prevent bottlenecks, and assist commercial logistics companies in enhancing their efficiency. Lastly, I’ll suggest potential next steps for advancing supply chain data interoperability.
FICAM Policy Matrix - Map IDManagment.gov US federal government’s implementation of Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM).
The policy map below presents a visual overview of the laws, policies and standards relevant to FICAM. The documents are organized according to the government body that produced it, and the relationships between the documents are illustrated by arrows connecting them.
Decentralized Identity: A Game Changer for Digital Citizenship 2024-02-01 AyanWorks
As reported, nine Bangladeshi nationals were recently apprehended in Mumbai, India for illegal stay and fraudulent activities, including the obtaining Aadhaar cards and PAN cards with fake documents and the illegal transfer of money to Bangladesh.
Securing Data Interoperability In The Supply Chain: Can The Government Make For Better Results? SCTech
Government agencies like DOT, CBP, and FMC may not be able to help supply chains in the short-term. However […] it is their job to minimize supply chain choke points, promote economic activity, help businesses to grow, and increase efficiencies. Further, part of their mission is to help fix data interoperability to secure America’s supply chains. Below are some areas where the Government can help with supply chain data interoperability:
EBSI-VECTOR is part of the first cohort of Sandbox use cases 2023-09-06 EBSI Vector
Our project EBSI-VECTOR has been selected as one of the use cases that are part of the first cohort of European Blockchain Sandbox. We are delighted to be part of this Sandbox and congratulations to the rest of the rest of use cases! Our WP2 Leader, Evrim Tan from KU Leuven is our person participating in the Sandbox. If you meet him, do not hesitate to ask him about EBSI-VECTOR project.
In parallel with the preparation of the regulation, the piloting of different use cases for the European Digital Identity Wallet was also launched last year, for example for mobile driving licences and digital diplomas. The piloting ensures that the solution is suitable for different use cases as soon as it is completed. Find out more about the use cases being piloted.
DIF Newsletter #37 2024-01-30
The Identifiers and Discovery Work Group hosted a presentation and discussion of the did:dht method, as well as a discussion of DID Rotation, and integrating support for it in the Universal Resolver and Universal Registrar.
The work item "Linked Verifiable Presentations" is progressing with dedicated monthly calls. See https://identity.foundation/linked-vp/
[tweet] Blockchain & DLT Vocabulary ISO22739 was updated by @ISOstandards TC307WG1 in January 2024 2024-01-28 JeromeRDPons
adding new definitions especially for Identifier, Identity, SelfSovereignIdentity SSI, NonFungibleToken NFT, SecurityToken & UtilityToken
Veramo User Group Decentralized Identity Foundation
Veramo is a powerful toolkit and base layer that provides the scaffolding to build applications leveraging decentralized identity. Its flexible plugin model and extensible and accessible APIs make it easy to integrate into, and update your stack as the technology evolves, helping you keep up with new protocols, standards and implementations.
Thoughts on XMTP 2024-02-02 Ribbon Farm
And trying to solve the problems within the paradigms (web/email and phone systems) that created it will inevitably lead to the xkcd “Now there are 15 competing standards” situation. In non-cartoon world, we have the beyond-stupid green bubble/blue bubble wars in Appleverse and the associated sorry tale of Beeper. Is there no way out of this misery?
Interfaces in Ceramic Protocol: Intro Guide 2024-01-12 Ceramic
The Ceramic protocol has expanded ComposeDB's capabilities with a new feature called Interfaces (introduced in ComposeDB v0.6.0). Interfaces are important for setting standards in data models.
Announcing the Veramo Agent Explorer Plugin system 2024-01-25 Nick Reynolds
For those unfamiliar, the Agent Explorer is a React application that allows you to connect to (local, remote, or in-browser) Veramo agents and interact with them through an intuitive user interface. The Agent Explorer allows you to create and manage your DIDs, create and verify credentials, and even communicate with other DIDs through the DIDComm interface.
Indicio’s new Software Developer Kit (SDK) makes creating and customizing digital wallets for any application quick and easy 2024-02-01 Indicio Tech
At launch, the open-source protocols and standards the Indicio Proven Mobile SDK supports include DIDComm V1.0, DID:Peer:1 and DID:Peer:2 and AnonCreds. Future updates will add decentralized ecosystem governance (DEGov), JSON-LD and SD-JWT credential types, and OID4VC, providing interoperability with the European Union’s Digital Identity Wallet standards. Indicio is committed to enabling interoperability with all major cross border projects.
“Our SDK is the biggest advancement in digital identity wallet technology to date,” said Heather Dahl, CEO, Indicio
ASTM Committee F49 on Digital Information in the Supply Chain was formed in 2022. F49 meets twice a year in April and October with about 40 members attending over two days of technical meetings. The committee, with a current membership of 81, will develop standards to be published in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Volume 10.04.
[explainer] Digital Identity In Logistics And What To Know – The Best Security, Scary Risks SC Tech
sensitive data is accessible only to authorized personnel
operations run smoothly without interruptions from identity fraud
financial transactions are protected from cyber threats.
Identity not SSI
IDEMIA Announces Major Restructuring FindBiometrics
[JOSE] Fully-Specified Algorithms adopted by JOSE working group Mike Jones
ITRC Annual Data Breach Report ID Theft Center
In Patreon: Blocking platforms from sharing user video data is unconstitutional, Ashley Belanger of Ars Technica reports that Patreon, the widely used and much-trusted monetization platform for creative folk, opposes the nearly absent personal privacy protections provided by a law you probably haven’t heard of until now: the Video Privacy Protection Act, or VPPA