The Digital Identity Blog

  • What is Identity, digital or otherwise?

    Something I have … How identity worked in the pre-computer age. Few of us growing up in the developed world had any choice in the matter. When I was born my parents were legally required to register my birth for which they received a paper birth certificate; a verified credential which, even today, I am…

  • Who’s setting the standards?

    The World Wide Web Consortium is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. Led by Web inventor and Director Tim Berners-Lee and CEO Jeffrey Jaffe, W3C’s mission is to lead the Web to its full potential. The FIDO Alliance is an open industry association…

  • Now let’s define a few terms…

    Claims According to the Sovrin Foundation Glossary v3 a claim is an assertion about an Attribute of a Subject. Examples of a Claim include date of birth, height, government ID number, or postal address—all of which are possible Attributes of an Individual. Credentials A Credential is comprised of a set of Claims and is a…

  • Background & Use Cases …

    In February 2019 TechUK issued a white paper entitled ‘The Case for Digital IDs‘, which made a number of recommendations to the UK Government, the most important of which being: The white paper includes a list of potential Use Cases for Digital Identities and several of these are described in this post. Recognising the importance…

  • Personal Digital Identity, where to begin?

    Lets’ start with a good old fashioned Problem Statement: The problem of – being required to share multiple items of personal information as a pre-condition to being granted access to resources on a website Affects – my ability to manage and maintain control over my personal information; The impact of which is – that I…