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Re: The "self-sovereign" problem (was: The SSI protocols challenge)

From: Steve Capell <steve.capell@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 08:03:33 +1100
Message-Id: <544BDF8F-B75B-4B99-BE87-6FA560815032@gmail.com>
Cc: public-credentials@w3.org, "W3C Credentials CG (Public List)" <public-credentials@w3.org>
To: sankarshan <sankarshan@dhiway.com>
+1 - that’s a paragraph that can be used with policy makers.  I like it

“ We use the terminology of self-sovereign identity for describing a concept of giving individuals or organizations control over their digital identity. The identity resides with the identity subject in question, who is central to its administration. Sovereignty implies that individuals are equal among peers and are not administered by a central authority. This doesn't mean that individuals can suddenly issue themselves a new passport. Instead it means that individuals have control over how their personal data is shared and used. Moreover, individuals can now choose whether they would like to reveal their personal data and also which kind of data they would like to share in the event of a transaction or interaction. Through the use of cryptographic proofs SSI enables verifiability for all involved parties.”

Steven Capell
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> On 24 Mar 2021, at 12:55 am, sankarshan <sankarshan@dhiway.com> wrote:
> 
> We use the terminology of self-sovereign identity for describing a concept of giving individuals or organizations control over their digital identity. The identity resides with the identity subject in question, who is central to its administration. Sovereignty implies that individuals are equal among peers and are not administered by a central authority. This doesn't mean that individuals can suddenly issue themselves a new passport. Instead it means that individuals have control over how their personal data is shared and used. Moreover, individuals can now choose whether they would like to reveal their personal data and also which kind of data they would like to share in the event of a transaction or interaction. Through the use of cryptographic proofs SSI enables verifiability for all involved parties.

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