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Is digital ID brokerage a business opportunity for CSPs?

May 19, 2020

For individual people worldwide to gain control over and own their digital identities, “the architecture has to change,” says Chris Drake, CTO for iconectiv, the US policy administrator for the country’s Calling Number Verification service. “There needs to be a digital ID and it needs to be tokenized so it can be unique and shield people,” he argues. “That obfuscation should be the only thing that is presented.”

Drake contends that every individual should be issued a secure digital ID that would be governed by a public key encryption system like that for SSL certificates, and this kind of fundamental change is only likely to happen by government mandate.

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