Am I crazy if I am a privacy hawk, but I’m opposed to unfettered anonymity? I think people should be free to live their lives without Siri or Alexa or Google Assistant listening to private bedroom conversations. I find the surveillance economy repugnant. The Snowden revelations leave me convinced that government eavesdropping needs more constraints. […]
Privacy gets too little emphasis from some participants in the decentralized identity movement. They claim to value confidential interactions, yet advocate that individuals create public decentralized identifiers (DIDs) on the blockchain (ignoring legal warnings about DIDs being PII). They are okay with “phone home” verifications of credentials and revocation and capabilities. They think that selective […]
Not all digital credential solutions are created equal – here’s what makes Evernym’s solution safe, private, and open. Some legal, public health and identity leaders have expressed concerns about building high-stakes identity tools like COVID-19 digital health certificates. They point to immature standards and predict that scrutiny by governments and consumer advocates will reveal security, […]
Welcome back to the last SSI Roundup of 2020. Today, we’re sharing a few examples of just how far the self-sovereign identity category has come in the last year and reflections on what COVID-19’s lasting impacts mean for verifiable credentials.