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Digital Identity: Global Roundup

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Exploring the advancement of digital identities globally

This article explores the current landscape of digital identity in several countries around the world. Numerous countries are widely introducing digital identities. The Belgium government plans to introduce a digital wallet containing all official documents, while Kenya is introducing biometrics to make healthcare more accessible.

“President Uhuru Kenyatta has committed to providing universal access to free healthcare by the end of 2022.”

New Zealand is introducing a Digital Identity Services Trust Framework Bill to ensure the secure storage of personal information with the prospect of introducing digital IDs in the future. Meanwhile in Argentina, hackers have compromised all digital identity information for every citizen.

Biometric data in the form of government photos are among the information that has been stolen. Also among the compromised data are home addresses, birth dates, Trámite (social security) numbers, and citizen numbers

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