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

From: Adrian Gropper <agropper@healthurl.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 21:02:49 -0400
Message-ID: <CANYRo8hR13yuvUFXUizeLC4SWHsJ2yeUysYdw8pnc2-Ap3w40w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steve Capell <steve.capell@gmail.com>
Cc: sankarshan <sankarshan@dhiway.com>, "W3C Credentials CG (Public List)" <public-credentials@w3.org>
With all due respect to the more experienced presenters of our work on this
list, the issue is the introduction by government and by federations of
private actors of standardized digital credentials. We can either
acknowledge the significance of introducing global standards into this
picture or take the position that governance, either incumbent or novel,
will do the right thing.

It sounds to me like we have some market research and some people are
convinced that we're taking a data-driven approach.

- Adrian

On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 7:47 PM 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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