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

From: Jeremy Townson <jeremy.townson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 21:47:37 +0000
Message-ID: <CAAic94GwLcU0SYLJMja46=35L3-=4esJxBCEnho_AjFoBQ90gg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Capell <steve.capell@gmail.com>
Cc: sankarshan <sankarshan@dhiway.com>, "W3C Credentials CG (Public List)" <public-credentials@w3.org>
> I had hoped to establish a legal definition self-sovereign under Wyoming
Law

Bloody hell! If only we could hand the definition over to the lawyers and
be done with it!

On Tue, 23 Mar 2021 at 21:06, Steve Capell <steve.capell@gmail.com> wrote:

> +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
> Mob: 0410 437854
>
> 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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