W3C Use Cases and Requirements for Decentralized Identifiers W3C Editor’s Draft 19 January 2021

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W3C Use Cases and Requirements for Decentralized Identifiers W3C Editor’s Draft 19 January 2021
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25/01/2021 – 22:22

2.11 Public authority identity credentials (eIDAS)

Eva is a young woman and citizen of Belgium. Like many individuals of her generation, what matters to her is not only her connection to her own nation state, but also her identity as European as well as the beliefs in cross-border values and mobility. Eva is interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree at a university in Spain.
In order to facilitate the administrative processes involving authorities and organizations in multiple countries, she wishes to manage her digital identity in a way that is independent of a central authority. She installs a wallet and creates a DID within the European Self-Sovereign Identity Framework (ESSIF), which is being implemented with support from the European Commission, as part of the European Blockchain Service Infrastructure (EBSI). Eva then requests a digital credential from the Federal Government of Belgium containing claims about her legal identity (name, date of birth, etc.). This credential is compliant with the E.U.’s Electronic IDentification, Authentication and Trust Services regulation (eIDAS), which standardizes attributes and trust services in all E.U. member states.

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