The Digital Identity Standards To Bet On In 2021

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  1. W3C Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0 for a new type of identifier that enables verifiable, decentralized digital identity. A DID identifies any subject (e.g., a person, organization, thing, data model, abstract entity, etc.) that the controller of the DID decides that it identifies.
  2. W3C Verifiable Credentials Data Model 1.0 a standardized specification that provides a mechanism to express credentials on the Web in a way that is cryptographically secure, privacy-respecting, and machine-verifiable.
  3. CAN/CIOSC 103–1:2020 Digital Trust And Identity — Part 1 specifies minimum requirements and a set of controls for creating and maintaining trust in digital systems and services that, as part of an organization’s mandate, assert and or consume identity and credentials in data pertaining to people and Organizations.

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