29 April 2020

Privacy: new identity models for the OnLife dimension

It is nowadays urgent to find advanced and innovative models for identity management, which guarantee citizens in their daily activities, increasingly located in a hybrid ecosystem between digital and analogue. Let's see the new possible paradigms

Recent controversies and scandals related to the abuse of our data have made us regret having sacrificed anonymity to access services and surf free on the Internet. New technologies will help us to put in place new models to manage our identity, at the crossroads between legal identities, social identities and online identities.


Through dedicated solutions based on distributed ledger technologies, many companies are now offering a new model of ??self-sovereign identity. An identity generated and managed autonomously by the citizens, which can be portable in different systems and can be useful to access to various services and interact in different contexts.


The self-sovereign identity model builds on the idea that is the individual citizen, and not institutions or private companies (such as Facebook and Google) that hold and manage identifying information. The citizen himself becomes directly responsible for the management of the personal data that produce the identity itself. In this sense, the self-sovereign identity also implies a new paradigm of control of personal data, putting the individual in the conditions to exercise proper control over her data.


At the same time, these new models of data and identity management will give allow individuals to share only the information strictly needed to perform a transaction, without revealing additional sensitive data.


Read the full article (in Italian) on the AgendaDigitale.eu