Enabling Attributes of Self in Identity Systems


There are a range of self-identified attributes like gender, religion, sexual orientation, and others, that are relevant in many digital environments and that folks want to include in their digital identity. As we can see from current events around the world, there’s a clear tension between enabling people to identify these attributes and the risk of those attributes being used to harm them. Whether the identity system is for work, government services, a social network, or something else, it needs to be implemented so there is benefit without opportunity for systematic harm. This session will provide insight on what to consider when planning to enable folks to share this information as attributes of their identity, and will use a few scenarios to discuss controls that can be put in place. Self-Sovereign Identity, Consumer Identity, Vision & Strategy, Privacy, Bethan Cantrell)

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