Organizations must constantly verify identities—not just their own, but those of their customers, employees, suppliers, and even devices and applications. Citizens, for their part, are asked for such confirmation multiple times a day. However, traditional modes such as plastic cards, paper records, and online passwords are proving increasingly fallible—subject to theft, loss, fraud, and more. Plus, the various proofs are growing more complex and time-consuming to issue, maintain, and validate.
As we slowly emerge from the pandemic, the need for robust, trustworthy digital ID has become even more pressing as certifying individual health statuses appears essential to reviving economies, allowing resumed travel, and generally enabling a return to normal life.