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The Digital Identity Landscape in the Post-Pandemic World

– Industry Wired

The recommendations to use digital identity solutions during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

In this opinion piece for Industry Wired, Vivek Kumar reviews suggestions from Bill Gates and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for using digital identity solutions for COVID-19 tracking, tracing, and financial technology (fintech) to enable remote services and transactions.

“In this regard, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates called for the use of digital identity to support lockdown exit strategies using digital certificates to identify who has been tested, recovered, or been administered with any eventual vaccine.”

Kumar also relays several examples of identity management to help run temperature checks, tracing infected individuals or encourage remote working and commercial transactions.

In the time of crisis, as companies turn to remote working to contain the contagious virus, the digital identity startup has seen increased demand for its services in recent weeks. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the value of IT and digital transformation, forcing companies worldwide to rethink their digital initiatives and expedite the transition in order to survive during not only the crisis, but also the post-crisis scenario

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