22A/ Power, Politics, Hamlet & Harms

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Power, Politics, Hamlet & Harms

Thursday 22A

Convener: Nicky Hickman, Darrell O’Donnell (Sovrin 14A Council)

Notes-taker(s):  Nicky Hickman

Tags for the session - technology discussed/ideas considered:

  1. inclusion #harms #identityforall #UNSDGs #datification

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

The session was a discussion on addressing challenges to digital identity with a particular focus on underserved, marginalized communities.

We took each slide as a discussion topic, I4A Council is also bringing together a discussion paper and this feedback is important for inclusion in the whole. All are invited to contribute.

Here is the link to the presentation.


Here is a link to the discussion document:


Key points that were made in the discussion:

  • There is a genuine issue about misuse of the SSI term, of misunderstandings about the differences between identification and identity and genuine challenges to SSI in particular.

  • In terms of next actions, no conclusions were reached from the list of options on the last slide, however writing a white paper, collaborating across the community and the importance of the role of governance were all highlighted as most likely points to start in terms of basic myth-busting and getting the conversation on the table.