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ID2020 Announces Inaugural Class of Certified Digital ID Solutions

– ID2020

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  • Posted by Good ID team (Good ID)
  • 13 March 2020

Two digital identity initiatives have been recognized by ID2020 as meeting its high standards for ethical and user-oriented ID

The newly certified schemes are the Kiva Protocol, which gives people without formal ID access to financial services, and Gravity.Earth, a secure wallet for storing and sharing data.

“The platform is a key enabler of identity transactions for vulnerable populations. Even basic phone users can manage their identity with the help of a designated guardian.”

Digital identity has the potential to help marginalized people around the world, but it can also cause further harm if it is not developed with ethical standards in mind. The ID2020 Certification Mark aims to champion examples of good ID and help build trust between users and the technology.

‘Digital identity can empower the powerless. But it can also be used to exclude people or even persecute vulnerable populations like refugees, children, and the homeless. While we must move quickly to adopt digital identity solutions, our enthusiasm must also be balanced with the need to protect user privacy and mitigate the associated risks,’ noted ID2020 Executive Director, Dakota Gruener

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