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Re: Public consultation on EU digital principles

From: Adrian Gropper <agropper@healthurl.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2021 09:20:48 -0400
Message-ID: <CANYRo8jM5BwxxPskaxsoQbX9jF=FPP0p-dhssfZ19OCbC53X6g@mail.gmail.com>
To: W3C Credentials CG <public-credentials@w3.org>
On a quick look, I believe the most relevant section is 4.1 (reproduced
entirely below).

This seems consistent with my recent comments regarding SSI protocols for
authorization and authentication. In particular, we need to consider
Issuers use of

   - biometric attributes linked to VCs
   https://blog.petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/2021/05/05/design-considerations-vaccine-credentials/
   and
   - capabilities linked to VC access
   https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-credentials/2021Aug/0005.html


- Adrian
4.1 Opportunities to enable the use of digital identities

4.1.0.1 We believe that if digital identity products are overseen by a
trusted governance system and built on the solid foundation of
authoritative government-held data then then Departments whose business
processes are predicated on identity verification (examples of which are
discussed in the following paragraphs) will feel confident to update their
guidance. We will of course work with those Departments to assist in this.

4.1.0.2 There are potential opportunities to enable the wider use of
digital identities in the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks, which
do not currently allow for digital checking methods, and within the Home
Office Right to Work and Right to Rent Schemes, where their system of
checks can be developed to enable the use of digital identities beyond
their own internal services.

4.1.0.3 The Home Office has already implemented digital checks in the Right
to Work and Right to Rent Schemes with the introduction of the Home Office
online right to work and right to rent checking services. These services
allow an individual to prove their right to work or rent digitally, by
providing time limited access to the relevant information. This includes
the individual’s name and facial image and can therefore be used for
identity verification purposes. These services can be used by individuals
who have been given access to a digital version of their UK immigration
status (an eVisa), or those with a valid Biometric Residence Permit or Card.

4.1.0.4 The online services work on the basis of the individual first
viewing their information which is to be shared. The individual can then
share service specific information with the employer or landlord. The
service is secure, free to use and enables checks to be carried out
remotely via video call as the information is provided in real time
directly from Home Office systems.

4.1.0.5 The Home Office is currently exploring options to allow digital
right to work and rent checks for those who are not in scope to use the
online checking services, for example British and Irish Nationals. However,
the Home Office is clear any adopted technologies must adhere to the
security and integrity requirements of the Schemes. The introduction of a
governance and trust framework clearly presents opportunities in this area.

4.1.0.6 In the financial services sector we are working to ensure alignment
with influential guidance such as that produced by the Joint Money
Laundering Steering Group and the Financial Action Task Force, to increase
organisation’s confidence in using digital identity verification methods.



On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 9:02 AM Snorre Lothar von Gohren Edwin <
snorre@diwala.io> wrote:

> Has anyone attended these or done any consultation?
> Any specific parts that was addressed?
> ᐧ
>
> On Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 4:18 PM Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
> wrote:
>
>> For those that don't know about it yet, the EU has opened a consultation,
>> running through Sept 2021, to get input on future EU digital principles.
>> Folks
>> that have an opinion (I expect many in this group) may want to join and
>> provide input.
>>
>>
>> https://digital-strategy.ec.europa.eu/en/news/europes-digital-decade-commission-launches-consultation-and-discussion-eu-digital-principles
>>
>> -- manu
>>
>> --
>> Manu Sporny - https://www.linkedin.com/in/manusporny/
>> Founder/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
>> News: Digital Bazaar Announces New Case Studies (2021)
>> https://www.digitalbazaar.com/
>>
>>
>>
>
> --
>
> *Snorre Lothar von Gohren Edwin*
> Co-Founder & CTO, Diwala
> +47 411 611 94
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>
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