An event hosted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) asked me to give a talk on the subject of self-sovereign identity and provide a foundational overview for privacy professionals.
The following are some of the primary issues discussed throughout the event:
- Exactly what it means to have a self-sovereign identity.
- The direction in which the space is moving.
- What privacy professionals need to know.
Self-sovereign identity (SSI) is essentially a fresh take on digital identity solutions. Its goal is to empower users with additional options in managing their online identities and in deciding how much of their private data to make public.
In this manner, the self-sovereign identity technology provides assistance for the data reduction and purpose restriction tenets of privacy.
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