The Weekly Stripe – 11.06.21
As Europe rolls out a digital vaccine passport intended at saving the summer plans of both tourism-dependent economies as well as holiday-eager citizens, the debate around privacy, trust and identity has re-emerged (if it had ever gone away). Will initiatives like this one push the adoption of digital identities? Or will it only increase the concern around privacy and diminish trust in public digital services?
This Forbes article explains the concept of personal data sovereignty. We all have a personal data ecosystem that beyond offering tech giants a certain commercial value, we’re still not quite sure yet how it should be managed – and by whom.
Zooming out, Impakter makes the case for digital identity as a basic human right and the need to start thinking about new identity models capable of existing outside of territorial confines of nation states.
And McKinsey offers a good analysis into how ready governments around the world – and their citizens – are to adopt reliable and trustworthy digital identities.