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Understanding Digital Identity as Critical National Infrastructure

– ITProPortal

Why the implications of our growing reliance on digital identity systems need considering

In this piece, Briers contends that the increasing centrality of digital identity systems to national infrastructure necessitates an in-depth understanding of the associated risks.

"The cost of a systems’ failure or misuse are growing, alongside the incentives to commit fraud, breach or manipulate these systems in a way that could lead to that failure."

Security, privacy, openness, and transparency are all highlighted as important factors to consider in the design of future digital identity products and systems.

As nations embrace digital identity, these systems will have to be thoughtfully designed to be trustworthy

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