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Why Digital Identity is Critical to Post-Pandemic Society

– Juniper Research

  • Report
  • Posted by Good ID team (Good ID)
  • 3 November 2020

This report predicts the explosive use of digital identity systems in a post-COVID world

The authors write that the prevalence of remote working during the pandemic has highlighted the need for privacy and secure digital identity. Currently, we are burdened with a huge amount of passwords and outdated verification systems, which have contributed to an onslaught of cyberattacks.

“As we carry on into an unknown future, disrupted by the pandemic, this interwoven nature of identity-security-privacy will play a vital part in making sure our internet, workplace, government services, and banking are safe havens.”

The whitepaper outlines the elements that are required for a fully successful digital identity ecosystem. It predicts that new identity solutions will be built to meet this burgeoning societal need, leading to a massive growth in the industry:

The number of digital identity apps in use will exceed 6.2 billion in 2025, from just over 1 billion in 2020. Civic identity apps, where government-issued identities are held in an app, will account for almost 90% of digital identity apps installed globally in 2025

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