I previously described challenges both consumers and organizations face when it comes to user identity and how a shared digital identity can reshape digital trust as we know it.
In an ideal future state, every consumer would have a strongly proofed, government-issued digital identity that could be shared with anyone. The user would own and manage this identity on a personal device and all digital interactions would accept this digital identity for enrollment and authentication. But today, we live in a world where:
- Governments are far from being able to issue digital identities
- Millions of organizations provide digital access to users
- There is virtually no notion of digital trust.
We need to walk before we can run. So how do we get started?