Identosphere 77 • Digital Wallet Survey and Reports • EU Wallet and EBSI • CCG NFTs and Identity • Kaliya in Europe
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Editor of Identosphere Travel to Europe in May.
Kaliya is traveling to Europe for conferences the week of May 9-13 see below. She is considering what to do the following week if you have an idea/opportunity for her please reach out.
Internet Identity Workshop #24 4/26-28, [Sold Out] Mountain View, California
Where IAM trends are set: EIC 2022 5/10-13 Berlin & Online
May 12th is decentralized identity day at the event (Kaliya may be attending)
MEF CONNECTS Personal Data & Identity 5/10-11 Mobile Ecosystem Forum
Kaliya will be there and actively participating. Its FREE!!! so if you are in London or near by please think about joining us.
European Identity and Cloud Conference 2022. Berlin 2022- 5/10-13
Kaliya will be there in Berlin 5/12-13 - the programming for their decentralized identity track on May 12th looks excellent.
ID4Africa Marrakesh, Morocco 6/15-16
Kaliya and other community members will be there.
Steering Committee Nominations are Open! DIF
Nominations open 6th April 2022 for 30 days. Any member of DIF can submit a nomination for a candidate and all DIF members (including individuals) are eligible for nomination.
BIOMETRICS IN THE HUMANITARIAN SECTOR the Engine Room
In 2018 we worked with Oxfam to publish a landmark report on the use of biometric data – fingerprints, iris scans, voiceprints and so on – in the humanitarian sector. Our report looked at how these types of data were being collected and used, and raised critical questions around potential risks and harms.
Upcoming Community Call Biometrics in the Humanitarian Sector 4/19
Announcing the 2022 OpenID Foundation Kim Cameron Scholarship OpenID
Scholarship recipients will be studying, researching, interning or working in a field relevant to one or more OpenID Foundation working groups and consistent with Foundation’s Mission
New IETF protocol
Secure Credential Transfer Vinokurov, Byington, Lerch, Pelletier, Sha
Editorial note -this is being put forward by 4 Apple engineers and one google one.
This document describes a mechanism to transfer digital credentials securely between two devices. Secure credentials may represent a digital key to a hotel room, a digital key to a door lock in a house or a digital key to a car.
Upcoming Work Group Calls
A lot of activity in this community happens every week in work groups. We are going to make more of an effort to highlight calls that may be of interest to folks.
The W3C’s Credentials Community is hosting a session on NFTs and Identity. 4/12 9am PST (today)
Simone Ravaioli, Taylor Kendal and Heather Vescent have invited Evin Mcmullen of Disco.xyz, Elina Cadouri of Dock, Stepan Gershuni of Affinidi / DeepSkills, and Dominik Beron of Walt.id to share their perspective on NFT identity and where it may overlap with DIDs and VCs
Evin seems really cool, looking forward to her talk - Kaliya
Past Working Group Calls of Interest
A couple weeks ago Amber Case came and spoke about “Calm Technology” at the TOIP Human Experience Working Group (HXWG)
W3C CCG Digital Wallet Protocols Analysis
Verifiable Credentials Wallets for Learning and Employment Jobs for the Future
We narrowed the field from hundreds of digital wallets to those that workers and learners can use to store and share their verifiable credentials.
Public Spending: One Way to Solve Many Problems MyDEX
We will identify where there may be shared interest, duplication or overlap in intended policy outcomes over multiple portfolios. Where there is, we will look to develop a more effective and efficient cross-government solution
Welcoming the Wallet - What the new European Digtal Identity Framework means for citizens, governments and businesses Thales
In the EU however, while many states have made electronic identification available and domestic use is growing, the development of internationally accepted electronic identity (eID) systems has been piecemeal and inconsistent.
EU digital wallet: the race is on for pilot funding, tech supremacy, hearts and minds Biometric Update
In less than 18 months, Europeans may no longer need physical credentials to travel, work and live anywhere else in the bloc. But are they ready?
Validated ID's journey to becoming EBSI compliant
We started working to become conformant wallet providers since the very first version of Wallet Conformance Tests (WCT) was published. The process of preparing our solution to become conformant has allowed us to appreciate how remarkable EBSI's work has been.
Canadian Digital Identity - Lots going On
Budget 2022 investments for digital transformation and Canadian innovation DIACC
Today’s budget announcement keeps the importance of secure and privacy protecting digital ID in our windows and more work needs to be done to develop this path based on citizen consent, control, and trust.
Report on the Adequacy of ID Governance Transparency – DIACC Special Group Insights
This report looks at Transborder use of digital identity in the context of international transfer, control, and access to private/personal data between Canada and the European Union. In particular, it looks at such data transfer considering the obligation to inform individuals during data processing
Canadians Want user-centric Digital ID aligned with their values DIACC Research
2021 Research Report • Multi-page Synopsis • One-page Synopsis
Establishing a trusted digital ID will allow people and organizations the choice to verify themselves online securely, while protecting personal information with no user traceability
Canadian Provincial Party Pushes Back Against Biometric Digital ID Plan
Sloan invoked the specter of China while discussing the petition, suggesting that any digital identity program would be akin to a social credit program that gives the government too much control over the personal lives of its citizens.
Sask. Government Stops Pursuit of Potential Digital ID Ego Review
According to RFP documents, the selected vendor would have worked with SGI for facial verification, but final details on accessing the photo database weren’t finalized.
How to Prevent SSI from Becoming Yet Another Platform? with Joachim Lohkamp of Jolocom
If a company goes out of business, I may lose my identity data. If I find a better alternative, I’m unable to port my identity. Therefore, interoperability is a vital aspect of being able to provide sovereignty to individuals but also to governments.
Decentralization Is Like the Analog World Kuppinger Cole
Decentralized identity is an incredibly flexible technology that solves fundamental problems in the way we manage digital communication. But this capacity to do more than one thing at once can be a source of confusion.
Juicy Telemetry Wilder Team
I was in a Sovrin IoT call when I heard the phrase “juicy telemetry.” A digital twins product leader was bemoaning all the really good data held back by the manufacturers of equipment.
Media Mention: MIT Technology Review Kaliya Young
I was quoted in the article in MIT Technology Review on April 6, 2022, “Deception, exploited workers, and cash handouts: How Worldcoin recruited its first half a million test users.”
Introducing PRIVATE Calvin Burrows GlobalID
PRIVATE is a new technical framework developed in collaboration with AnChain.AI that carves out a path toward regulatory compliance for non-custodial wallets while preserving user privacy. (PRIVATE stands for Privacy Preservation through Resolution of Identity via Verification and Attestation for Travel Rule CompliancE)
12 Ways Crypto and Blockchain Tech Will Change the World (and Boost Your Bottom Line)
No. 7: Protecting Our Personal Data
Called a "self-sovereign identity," it would keep the data with the individual. People would use the Secure ID for online interactions; any data sent would be encrypted. But the key is that those online entities would not store the data themselves. So, there would be no more huge, centralized places where personal data could be stolen.
Web 3 and the NFT brain eating worms…
A Metaverse Manifesto, Part 3: One Universal Identity, Please
Editorial commentary: Somehow folks finally “get” NFTs and are like oh…that is an identity and this just pulled out of the box made by some cryptohackers thing is going to be the answer…. Sigh. more people are writing about them as if…its “new” when this diagram has been literally floating around the user-centric identity community for 18 years.
pfpid.xyz - The crypto identity primitive.
Editorial commentary: Building nontransferable Identity locked to your Ethereum wallet address. And connected with a real world identity. Mmm..what could go wrong. Should Roven explain it to them?
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