July Market & Policy Trends Report


It’s summer! You may be out enjoying the sunshine, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss the most important identity news from the past month. Get up to speed on critical industry updates, including initiatives from the FTC, notable investments, the latest from NIST, and more.

OWI’s Market and Policy Trends report is your briefing on the most impactful market movements and regulatory developments shaping the identity industry. This report is designed to provide a quick — but comprehensive — dive into where identity and security markets are headed, and what tomorrow’s compliance challenges will be.

The Report will include:

  • Market barometer – A broader view of relevant economic trends impacting identity markets across sectors.
    • Busy month for the FTC
    • Decentralized Identity is back in vogue
  • Deals to watch – The most influential investments, acquisitions, partnerships, and mergers in identity over the past month.
    • $270 million worth of regtech deals
    • Workday acquires Trusted Key
    • Microsoft invests $1 billion in OpenAI
    • Dust Identity worth its weight in diamonds
  • Regulatory beat – Developments from the Hill to the White House and beyond governing cybersecurity and the data economy.
    • DOJ sets its sights on big tech
    • British Airways hit with largest GDPR fine to date
    • Cybersecurity for political campaigns
    • NIST blockchain identity paper available for public comment