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World Economic Forum releases new whitepaper, ‘Identity in a Digital World,’ with contributions from OWI – One World Identity

September 25, 2018

As part of the Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2018 in New York, the World Economic Forum on Tuesday released its latest whitepaper, entitled “Identity in a Digital World.” OWI is excited to have supported the production of this paper, which serves as a helpful primer on what it means to have good, user-centric identities.

“Identity in a Digital World” takes stock of the current state of the world’s identity landscape, and explores what “good” actually looks like. The research also identifies an initial set of priorities for the identity community to make progress in the coming years.

As an official contributor to the paper, OWI has worked with the WEF on the “good identity” agenda, and is joined by the likes of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Visa, AT&T, the World Bank, Mastercard, Vodafone, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and many more.

The publication reflects the collective insights of a diverse group of public and private stakeholders committed to shared cooperation on the concept of good digital identities. The conversation started at the WEF”s Annual Meeting 2018 in Davos, but has since expanded to a broader group of stakeholders, including experts, policy makers, business executives, practitioners, rights advocates, humanitarian organizations, and civil society.

For more, please download the full report, “Identity in a Digital World,” which is now available for free.