Digital identity is an important element of a growing digital economy, and it will only become more crucial with more mobile users, more Internet access, and more national digital ID initiatives. Moreover, with the growth of IoT across industry verticals, the coronavirus crisis will drive even more digitalization. This means that demand for ID systems will rise, and government budgets will become more limited. To that end, it is critical that governments and businesses find new ways to ensure the security of their data.
The FIDO Alliance has held a conference on modern authentication focusing on the FIDO standards-based approach. The conference is open to both in-person and remote attendees. It’s most useful for CISOs, enterprise architects, and product and business leaders. And this conference is unique in that it is the only one focusing on reusable Digital ID. The event will also include presentations by experts in the field of reusable digital IDs.
Despite the strong backing that this technology has, critics say it could violate human rights. Specifically, the government is implementing the digital ID in Quebec by 2025. It is unclear whether the government-issued digital IDs will include private documents, like automobile insurance proof. However, the province’s Digital ID initiative has already been embraced by cinemas in other countries. Its BCeID service, launched in 2002, offers electronic identity to its users.