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Many global organisations are using their citizens’ identity and their other personally identifiable information (PII) to help combat the global Covid-19 crisis. Some have introduced aggressive (in some cases, forced) subscription campaigns for mobile contact tracing and test result sharing programmes. In the process, it’s reignited the debate around protecting public safety vs protecting privacy: how to combat the contagious threat whilst preserving citizens’ digital identity, security and anonymity?
But even before the pandemic hit, more citizens wanted more control and ownership of their medical information. And now as a new labor-market crisis emerges, citizens are also seeking sovereignty over their employment PII.
This research report offers new self sovereign identity (SII) insights including:
- UK and US citizens desire for ownership of identity includes ID documentation and all PII
- Important features for UK and US citizens include secure PII storage and management, real-time visibility of PII sharing, revocation, multi-identity personas, verified attestations, identity sharing minimisation, such as zero proofs and connecting anonymously
- US citizens want control over application PII as an employment crisis escalates
- Covid-19-related medical PII sharing has become increasingly important to US citizens