Gérald Santucci on Disposable Yet Official Identities (DYOI) for Privacy-Preserving System Design

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Gérald Santucci on Disposable Yet Official Identities (DYOI) for Privacy-Preserving System Design
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25/01/2021 – 11:42

Gérald Santucci on Disposable Yet Official Identities (DYOI) for Privacy-Preserving System Design:

I recommend reading this excellent paper which levers on Disposable Identities, Self-Sovereign Identities technologies and Verifiable Credentials to design a new service system enabling to endow next-generation COVID-19 mobile applications with the capacity: a) to instantly manage and verify a wide range of possible COVID-19 digital documents and, b) to provide credential-based access control, especially in cases where the Verifier is not a web entity but a human agent with a smartphone, or an IoT device — mainly in ad hoc outdoor and indoor settings.

Disposable Yet Official Identities (DYOI) for Privacy-Preserving System Design – The case of COVID-19 digital document verification and credential-based access control in ad hoc outdoor and indoor settings (and beyond)

Takeaways (“epilogue”) from the paper:

1) In a IoT-driven, hybrid world, connected artefacts respond to and actuate in real time with real time data streams originating in automated information systems. The outbreak of COVID-19 has proven to be a catalyst for a fast emerging “touch-less economy” (a new trajectory of automation). Organizations will need to re-design their operations to meet the needs of the touch-less modes of access and process management.
2) Decentralized identities are going to replace user names, passwords and other forms of existing eIDs with IDs that are self-managed and use DLTs and other complementary innovations to establish “collective trust” and protect privacy.
3) The current debate on Self-Sovereign Identities (SSI) is moving into the mainstream as part of a more generic innovation wave promoting self-sovereign technologies.
A few suggestions:
– to perform a critical number of experiments of this DYOI service system
– to do it at EU level (‘interoperability-by-design’)
– to seek progressive co-development & use of DYOI and their applications around the world
– to push continuous global co-creation of the service system to anticipate next (more frequent and severe) pandemics

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