Digital identity

Digital identity is essential to the growth and viability of our digital economy, and fundamental to every organization, across every sector.

Blockchain and biometrics

Helping clients map physical IDs to their digital IDs, enabling organizations to pursue new market opportunities that are part of a broader ecosystem.

Secure and seamless travel

With the power of blockchain-based digital identity and biometrics, we can transform the future of international travel…and beyond.

Background checks and training records

Reduce repetition in background checks & build trusted records of education and professional certificates and licenses.

Healthcare records

Enables patients to share and manage their own health records so that they can easily get healthcare services and prescriptions anywhere.

Streamlined KYC

Accelerate the Know Your Customer process with client consent through attestations from network of banks.

Proof of ownership or insurance

Attestations of property ownership, for instance, used to get insurance or file taxes.

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WEF Known Traveller Digital ID

Known Traveller Digital Identity or KTDI is a World Economic Forum initiative that brings together a global consortium of individuals, governments, authorities and the travel industry to enhance security in world travel. The pilot, scheduled to go live in early 2020, leverages cryptography, blockchain technology and biometrics and aims to allow cross-border travel without presenting physical documents, accelerating the flow of passengers through airports, improving passenger experience, and enabling authorities to better focus limited resources on

Creating the digital identity ecosystem

The World Economic Forum is both sounding the alarm of the paradigm shift in Identity and providing the frameworks to address these challenges and opportunities. Learn more with our white papers published in collaboration with WEF.

The Known Traveller

Introducing the Known Traveller Digital Identity concept as a catalytic prototype capable of transforming the travel and tourism sector. Read more.

Identity in a digital world

Establishing the vision for “Good Identity” and a framework for achieving it. Read more.

On the threshold of a digital identity revolution

Defining digital identity and illustrating why it is critical in the evolving digital economy. Read more.

Known Traveller Digital Identity specifications

Technical specification guidelines for KTDI published this week; holding on promotion for now. Read more.

Reimagining digital identity

Current identity models don’t fit digital life. A collaborative approach will build trust and provide focused, individual user experiences. Read more.

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Building a trusted identity on blockchain

As part of the ID2020 partnership, we have developed a unique digital identity prototype to modernize identity management for organizations and individuals. Leveraging the power of blockchain and biometrics, the system makes establishing, tracking and maintaining digital identities more efficient, user friendly, secure and less open to fraud.

The system makes life easier for organizations in that it is interoperable with other databases, so existing data remains in original locations. Attestations are immutable, providing trust for background checks. The system will work with mobile, connected or standalone devices.

Let’s follow Yousef as he establishes and builds his identity.

Building A Trusted Identity: Blockchain ID Demo

Accenture, along with Microsoft and Avanade, created a blockchain-based identity management tool that was presented at ID2020 Summit. See more.

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Organizations use more complex identity data

Traditional processes have not changed in decades, while expectations and technology continue to grow. Digital life is here but identity processes continue to rely on paper documents. A blockchain enabled digital identity may assist in critical areas:

Securing new models

Desire to build a more personalized relationship and offerings with the consumer but need to ensure the person is really who they claim they are.

Protecting against fraud

Identity fraud is growing, and cyber-attacks are now normal. Organizations and consumers need to know their data is safe.

Maintaining compliance

Regulations on data privacy are getting more stringent globally, making compliance difficult and expensive to manage.

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What we think

ID2020: More than 1.1 billion people unable to prove their identity, struggle to access critical services and benefits designed to provide support.

As we generate more data, our identities become more complicated. Blockchain is a decentralized, secure solution that fosters innovation and security.

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