In the absence of an established international authority for digital identity, there is no accepted international guide to identity proofing and authentication, nor a universally established nomenclature for describing the core elements of those processes.
This guide forms part of the journey towards establishing them.
A guiding set of basic principles is imperative to ensure an inclusive approach to the development of policy, technical frameworks and systems for identity. These principles should be user centric, allowing individuals to control and consent when to reveal their own identifying information. Only with this focus will it be possible to create compelling identity enabled ecosystems that will be both trustworthy for and attractive to citizens and consumers alike.
The Open Identity Exchange (OIX) is a technology agnostic, non-profit trade organization of leaders from competing business sectors focused on building the volume and velocity of trusted transactions online.