Provide Good Digital Identity (Unique, high-assurance, multidimensional, consent-based, digitally verifiable identification, incorruptible credentials on Blockchain) for our Digital World.
Good digital Identity is identification that is verified and authenticated to a high degree of assurance over digital channels, is unique, is established with individual consent, and protects user privacy and ensures control over personal data.
All over the world, a growing number of organizations from the public and private sectors are advancing systems that establish and verify digital identities for people, devices and other entities. Yet there is a clear different between Digital ID and Good Digital Identity. Our mission encompasses technology complimented with policies and practices to best process or use identity-related data in ways that empower individuals without infringing on their freedoms or causing them harm to provide true good digital identity.
Digital ID vs Good Digital Identity
Digital ID - A digital certificate. To digitally sign an Office document, must have a current (not expired) digital certificate. Digital certificates make it possible for digital signatures to be used as a way to authenticate digital information. Often only works if a person has a documented physical ID e.g Drivers License, Passport
Good Digital Identity - Unique, high-assurance, multidimensional, consent-based, digitally verifiable identification, with a range of possible credentials (eg, biometrics, passwords, smart devices). Works securely whether you have an existing ID or not.
Importance of Good Digital Identity
"Our identity is precious; any digital identity program must be based on enabling meaningful trust, control and accountability. Yet even agreeing these principles are proving hard - implementing them will be even more so because of a confluence of political, economic, technological, cultural, legal and social factors."
— Amanda Long, Director-General, Consumers International
April 2019, McKinsey Global Institute Digital identification: A key to inclusive growth https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/digital-mckinsey/our-insights/digital-identification-a-key-to-inclusive-growth
Source: http://blogs.worldbank.org/ic4d/ten-principles-identification-sustainable-development To help promote sustainable digital ID systems that minimize risks, the World Bank Group and the Center for Global Development facilitated the development of ten principles on identification for sustainable development, endorsed by many organizations, such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Omidyar Network.