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Re: International identity data standards?

From: Moses Ma <moses.ma@nextgenerationventures.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 12:27:00 -0700
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <58b3c8ce-66c9-3b96-ae49-b3cf9106352d@nextgenerationventures.com>
Hi everyone,

FYI, my company is working with the UPU, a UN agency that handles 
inter-postal operator collaborations, and they have expressed interest 
in DIDs and VCs. I can't say more until all the approvals are in place 
(compliance for intergovernmental agencies is quite complex), but there 
are international postal addressing standards in place, such as the S42 
standard <http://www.upu.int/en/activities/addressing/s42-standard.html> 
for physical addressing. There is also work ongoing - like the UPU's S68 
and DeutschePost's POSTIDENT standards - that propose international 
standards for identity and trust data.

I'll be able to talk more about all of this shortly, which will likely 
have a significant impact on the DID initiative. There are a lot of 
moving parts.

Anyway, I can talk some about this effort off the record during the 
Prague workshop.

Moses


 From Liam McCarty <liam@unumid.org>:

> Hi all,
>
> Is there work being done to create international standards for identity
> data? For example, it would clearly be valuable to have standards for
> common data points like name, address, phone number, etc. If not that, it'd
> be helpful to at least have standardized mappings between different
> regional formats.
>
> I've done some preliminary research and discovered groups like the NIEM
> (National Information Exchange Model, which is U.S.-based) and UPU
> (Universal Postal Union), but not anything more comprehensive. If
> international standards already exist, could someone point me in the right
> direction?
>
> If not, creating international identity data standards seems like a natural
> extension of the work on DIDs and VCs. Would love to help kickstart that if
> people would find it useful.
>
> *Liam McCarty*
> Co-Founder of ePluribus <https://epluribus.io  <https://epluribus.io/>>, Unum ID <https://unumid.org  <https://unumid.org/>>


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