Digital Identification, Privacy and Economic Development presented at GlobalPrivacySummit 2019

by Elizabeth Renieris, Rory Macmillan, David Satola,

Summary : A billion people have no means to prove identity. Many more lack reliable means of identification and authentication. Substantial international resources are being invested in digital ID systems in a wider push for developing countries' digital economic development. Governance and respect for privacy in such systems are coming to the forefront. India’s Supreme Court declared privacy a fundamental constitutional right in 2017, and in 2018 struck down use of the national Aadhaar digital ID system for KYC in banking, telecoms and other services for want of privacy protections. This panel, who work at the forefront of this area, will discuss the options and implications of privacy for foundational and functional ID systems, user-centric approaches, and digital and economic development.What you'll take away:Opportunity for growth in privacy-respecting digital ID systemsTrade-offs and barriers in developing ID systems respecting privacy in low resource environments