January 4, 2023




SSI Digest December 2022

The final wrap-up of 2022!

Google Wallet preps state ID & driver's license support with December 2022 Play System Update

XDA. December 1, 2022

Although Google positioned its revamped Google Wallet app as a one-stop solution to help users store everything from payment cards to digital IDs, it did not offer support for government IDs and driver's licenses at launch. At the time, the company said that digital ID and driver's license support would make it to the app sometime later this year, and it seems like that time is finally here.

#google #wallet #DID #driverslicense

Why you need to avoid fragmented digital identity solutions

Healthcare IT News. December 2, 2022

A podcast where Imprivata Chief Technology Officer Wes Wright discusses how a digital identity strategy ensures that the most vulnerable parts of your organization are secured from all angles:

  • What is digital identity and why is it the important component for healthcare to secure.
  • How healthcare’s digital environment has evolved to require better identity security and increased regulatory compliance.
  • Which solutions should be part of a digital identity management strategy and how your health system can get started.

#podcast #healthcare #DID #cybersec

Blockchain-Based Digital ID Market Could Grow by More Than $3 Billion by 2025

Be In Crypto. December 2, 2022

Blockchain-based digital IDs have seen significant growth over time. Different bodies, from the EU to Pacific Islands, have showcased support. The blockchain identity market can grow a further $3.58 billion by 2025 at a compounded annual growth rate of 71%.

The article discusses risks, concerns, benefits, and digital ID traction across the globe.

#DID #market

Digital Identity: Global Roundup

Think Digital Partners. December 5, 2022

A roundup of digital identity government initiatives from such countries as Denmark, Serbia, Israel, the US, the UK and Ukraine, Malaysia, Thailand and others.

#regulation #DID #US #UK #Ukraine #Denmark #Serbia #Malaysia #Israel #Uganda

European digital identity (eID): Council makes headway towards EU digital wallet, a paradigm shift for digital identity in Europe

European Council. December 6, 2022

The Council adopted its common position (‘general approach’) on the proposed legislation regarding the framework for a European digital identity (eID). The revised regulation aims to ensure universal access for people and businesses to secure and trustworthy electronic identification and authentication by means of a personal digital wallet on a mobile phone.

The proposed new framework amends the 2014 regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market (eIDAS regulation), which laid the foundations for safely accessing public services and carrying out transactions online and across borders in the EU.

#EU #regulation #DID #wallet

Decentralized identity: Proving it’s really you in the 21st Century

Cointelegraph. December 7, 2022

One-quarter of the global populace is going to be spending at least an hour a day in the metaverse by 2026, according to tech consulting firm Gartner, for shopping, gaming, education and more. But at some point, people are going to have to demonstrate that it’s really them behind the avatar.

That’s just one reason many believe that decentralized identity (DI) is likely to play an increasingly important role in Web3’s evolution. And even if DI has been generally overlooked by mainstream media, recent events suggest that is about to change.

A 14-min read with an overview of the digital identity landscape by Andrew Singer of Cointelegraph.

#DID #overview #SSI

EU Awards Digital Wallet Contract to Scytáles and Netcompany-Intrasoft Consortium

MobileIDWorld. December 7, 2022

Stockholm-based Scytáles and its Luxembourg-based partner Netcompany-Intrasoft have been selected to develop the European Digital Identity Wallet. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed, but it is a project of monumental importance, with European Union authorities aiming to roll out a digital ID solution that can be used across member nations’ borders.

#EU #DID #wallet #regulation

Sri Lanka to begin procuring digital ID equipment from India with Indian money

Biometric Update. December 9, 2022

The Indo-Sri Lanka Joint Project Monitoring Committee (JPMC) has launched the procurement process for the Sri Lanka Unique Digital Identity Project (SL-UDI) after government ministers met with the Indian High Commissioner, report outlets including the Daily FT.

The scheme is expected to resemble India’s Aadhaar and run on MOSIP (Modular Open-Source Identification Platform), inspired by Aadhaar.

#srilanka #india #DID 

DBS digital identity factsheet

GOV.UK. December 9, 2022

The updated Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) digital identity guidelines that enable people of all nationalities to prove their identity digitally, typically using government-issued documents.

#UK #regulation #DID

Digital ID blueprint for all 50 US states published. No big asks

Biometric Update. December 14, 2022

A crowd of major corporations doing business in the United States is encouraging state governments to enact six policies considered by industry insiders vital to establishing a national secure digital ID regime.

The Better Identity Coalition, 27 companies based in the U.S. – among them AT&T, Equifax, Yubico and Mastercard – and elsewhere — Onfido and Idemia – either want to stop worrying about ID fraud or want to profit from preventing it.

This is the coalition’s second ambitious outing. In 2018, the year it formed, the group issued a related blueprint for the federal government, where progress has been negligible. There is hope that more can be accomplished working with state legislatures.

#US #regulation #DID

Blockchain pushes healthcare digital ID applications further in India, South Korea

BiometricUpdate. December 14, 2022

Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) digital IDs by the end of June 2023 in the form of its Belshare wallet app. The Ayushman Bharat Mission is expected to be the world’s largest healthcare infrastructure.

South Korea-based digital transformation (DX) company and member of the Decentralized Identity (DID) Alliance Korea, LG CNS, an IT services subsidiary of LG, launched its DDIDID mobile ID service with blockchain technology.

#India #southkorea #DID #healthcare

NIST Drafts Revised Guidelines for Digital Identification in Federal Systems

NIST. December 16, 2022

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has drafted updated guidelines to help the nation combat fraud and cybercrime while fostering equity and preserving fundamental human rights. The guidelines support risk-informed management of people’s personas online — their “digital identities” — often required to engage in everyday digital transactions from banking to ordering groceries.

#US #regulation #DID #cybersec

Bank-backed consortium wins funding to test payments for EU digital identity wallet

Finextra. December 19, 2022

A multi-country consortium consisting of banks and technology companies has been chosen to deliver a cross-border payments pilot for the European Commission’s EU digital identity wallet programmer.

The consortium, led by Nordic-Baltic eID Project (Nobid), consists of participants from six member states - Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia and Norway.

#EU #DID #wallet #funding

How Web3 Helps People Take Control of Their Digital Identity

Coindesk. December 28, 2023

Unstoppable Domain Vice President Sandy Carter argues a keystone blockchain technology will become a standard way of doing business and part of everyday life.

#opinion #SSI #DID #cybersec

Web3, the Metaverse and Crypto: Trends to Expect in 2023 and Beyond

NASDAQ. December 28, 2022

This crypto winter might be more beneficial for Web3 than most people think. We'll see a healthier ecosystem thanks to the purge of money-grabbing projects sustained only by hype. With that noise being weeded out, it is time for builders who deeply understand the system and strive to create a better infrastructure to make their mark and get noticed.

2023 can bring a bigger adoption of Web3 as many will start to realize it has many benefits over traditional systems. The article looks at the trends to expect in 2023 and beyond.

#trends #industry #web3 #DID #metaverse #NFT #DeFi #

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