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DID and SSI in the NGO and Non-Profit Sector

Tuesday 1F

Convener: Sze Wong

Notes-taker(s):  Sze Wong

Discussion notes, key understandings, outstanding questions, observations, and, if appropriate to this discussion: action items, next steps

Biometric is one of the way to identify individuals in areas where there is no infrastructure nor other means of identity, the problem is how to secure biometrics raw data so they can be securely stored, e.g. through biometrics templates where only NGO can recreate biometric checks.

Human Colossus Foundation is a working on technology stack which addresses the most sensitive information in unstable ecosystems where addressing privacy is crucial for the citizens.

Assuring data portability and authenticity are key characteristics to try to tackle problems of NGO “revisiting” a location to avoid data de-duplication and onboarding users all over agains.

Example of Digital Identity Architecture designed by HCF


Data is not always under your control (you not always own your data):

Think about the right to be forgotten, when turning it around, how about the right to remember. If someone commits a crime why should society not preserve that information.

Data is not always under your control (or owned by you), and does not belong only to you. Especially in an unstable environment. E.g. did you already subsidize it as support?

This is why in this architecture above you have environment which defacto is observer which holds a bite on some of the data in the ecosystem

There is interesting mechanism which we talk about last IIW about "Break glass for SSI" what if everything goes wrong. And how to take control in case of an extreme situation.




Should SSI be used for Onboarding process?

Need a separate conference all together