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Re: Principal Authority – new article on Wyoming law defining Digital Identity

From: Christopher Allen <ChristopherA@lifewithalacrity.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 14:14:35 -0700
Message-ID: <CACrqygCVP48r8edbRnZVo+uwFyFNqweqDSf+f8-7116VF6KeSg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alan Karp <alanhkarp@gmail.com>
Cc: Chris Rothfuss <Chris.Rothfuss@wyoleg.gov>, Clare Sullivan <cls268@law.georgetown.edu>, Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>, Dazza Greenwood <dazza@civics.com>, Moses Ma <moses.ma@futurelabconsulting.com>
On Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 1:25 PM Alan Karp <alanhkarp@gmail.com> wrote:

> Delegating an identity doesn't connote that it's limited.
>

There is nothing in what is in the current law or those proposed that says
you delegate your whole identity, but instead that you have as a natural
person the Principal Authority around your digital self that can be the
foundation of various rights.

For instance, when I delegate decisions abou certain assets to a financial
advisor, I don’t give them rights over all my assets. But the assets I do
delegate to them decisions about, the decisions that my financial advisor
makes must benefit me. The can’t consider their personal benefit.

— Christopher Allen

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Received on Thursday, 16 September 2021 21:14:58 UTC

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