In this free on-demand webinar, Mark DiFraia, Senior Director of Digital Credentials & Ecosystems at IDEMIA, explores best practices for getting digital identity right on the mobile platform. He explores both technical and privacy implications of storing, managing and using identities in mobile apps for both in person and online transactions.
Think about the early days of the drivers license, he says. We needed to be able to give people a way to prove that they are the able to drive and had to ask ourselves, “what is the correct form factor for the license.”
We knew it needed to fit in a wallet, then we decided it needed to be durable, then finally it needed to be strengthened so it could not be easily duplicated. In the same way we need to get creative to make digital ID work for people in everyday life.
The mobile platform is the key to making this happen.
DiFraia describes it as a goldmine for delivering digital identity solutions with gyroscopes, high definition screens we can touch, biometric scanners, forward and backward facing cameras, and more.
It is with this mobile platform in mind that he addresses the future of digital ID, evaluating how we will address the authenticity of the identities within mobile apps in both in person and remote use cases.
Link to the person, not just their data, he stresses. We need trusted in-person proofing events to establish strong digital identity. The golden rule should be “if you want to trust it, proof it.”
He also advises that digital ID providers avoid creating honeypots of centralized data. They are impossible to protect, so we have to work very hard to keep fraudsters from being able to steal identities at scale, he says.
In the end, we are going to have to become more privacy focused, concludes DiFraia. A rule of thumb in the future will be … If we are afraid that if we asked the user for permission to use their data for a given purpose, the answer would be “no,” then we need to avoid doing it.
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