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Bringing Openness to Identity

– Mozilla

In this white paper from Mozilla, the authors survey the landscape around government digital ID projects and recommend policy prescriptions and guardrails for these systems

As well as proposing the technology and policy choices governments must make in order to determine if an ID system will either empower or exploit and exclude, the paper also provides a series of recommendations for governments designing, implementing, and operating digital ID systems. In particular, the authors recommend that openness is used as a framework to guide and critique technology and policy choices, in order that identity systems put people first.

While several organizations have published principles around digital identity, too often they don’t act as a meaningful constraint on the relentless push to expand digital identity around the world

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