By

Andrew Tobin
One of the most powerful uses for digital credentials is the exchange of data between departments or even entirely separate organizations. A job candidate should be able to prove education and employment. A customer should be able to prove membership in a loyalty program and the receipt of past transactions. A patient should be able...
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Quick Summary Although the EU’s approach to COVID-19 health certificates (the Digital Green Certificate) implements existing technology and supports both paper and digital credentials, offline usage, and speedy verification, it makes a number of security and privacy compromises. Our analysis found it to be inherently centralised and better suited for low assurance use cases. Background...
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Five tests for ensuring your portable identity systems are secure, private, flexible, and non-correlatable If you are reading this, you’ve probably heard of digital credentials. If so, it’s likely you’ll have realized how they will transform the world we live in. Whether it is a driver’s license, a plane ticket or a vaccination certificate, a...
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What really struck me about several conferences that I have attended recently was the increased number of speakers and questions on the subject of self-sovereign identity (SSI). Adoption and interest is increasing at pace, and new SSI initiatives like the Alberta Credential Ecosystem and LISSI are springing up around the world. Since we launched Sovrin...
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Today, World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee published the “Contract For The Web” – a set of guiding principles for governments, companies, and citizens designed to ‘fix the Internet.’ It states:  The contract combines three broad components – business, legal, and technical. It is essentially a high-level governance framework that underlines good behaviors and recommends...
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