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Re: [EXT] California - Verifiable Credentials

From: Kaliya Identity Woman <kaliya@identitywoman.net>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2022 16:35:55 -0800
Message-ID: <CANez3f54de9aU9eJ+8V_bbSudk5X8ALh838=9bLCXmcJ==Z9TQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Drummond Reed <Drummond.Reed@gendigital.com>
Cc: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Hi Drummond,

 Lets just say - that the nuance is lost at this level of engagement.

 Our sponsor who put forward SB783 was interested in a bill that was about
blockchains - we delivered if you look at the language it talks about them
but also mentions VCs.

 All of this is coming out of the work several years ago with the Blockchain
Working Group <https://www.govops.ca.gov/blockchain/> and its reports
report - that covers VC use-cases.

On Thu, Dec 8, 2022 at 4:24 PM Drummond Reed <Drummond.Reed@gendigital.com>

> Kaliya, this is great news, and congrats on the progress you and your
> allies are driving in California. It’s huge.

> So I worry that groundbreaking legislation like what you are achieving in
> California is using wording that is going to send the wrong message to
> other jurisdictions about what decentralized identity and trust
> infrastructure is really about.

All the more reason to consider joining our coalition to work with us on
shaping our engagement with the state for the next 2 year legislative cycle
that is beginning now.  We are considering what we work to put forward -
including the possibility of the bill that we had SB1190 - which created a
Trust Framework for California.

I’m curious what you and the others behind this initiative are thinking
> about that.

Do we fight tooth and nail to get rid of the word "Blockchain" - or do we
go with it and make sure key elements are added in like the word
"verifiable credential" which was not in the original bill.

>  Again, great work, and seriously great progress.

Thanks :)
 - Kaliya

> =Drummond
> *From: *Kaliya Identity Woman <kaliya@identitywoman.net>
> *Date: *Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 4:12 PM
> *To: *Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
> *Subject: *[EXT] California - Verifiable Credentials
>  I wanted to share more good news for California related to Verifiable
> Credentials in a report from the Governor called Towards Responsible
> Innovation
> <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbusiness.ca.gov%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2022%2F12%2FTowardsResponsibleInnovation_221202.pdf&data=05%7C01%7Cdrummond.reed%40gendigital.com%7Cd8a97de830f741b74eec08dad97a08a3%7C94986b1d466f4fc0ab4b5c725603deab%7C0%7C0%7C638061415540382111%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=cc7BxvcVGk8PI6xtlAbEqmz42lSADYM%2FW3sfNqforvo%3D&reserved=0>
> .
>  Page 1
>  • Government Services and Verifiable Credentials
> Page 23
> DMV Verifiable Credentials
> The DMV is also exploring improvements to state-issued credentials.
> Potential use cases include taking existing forms, placards, licenses, or
> other physical products issued by the DMV, and enhancing and/or reinventing
> them by adding blockchain-based forms of fraud prevention. Digital
> signatures and other verification procedures could be used to ensure that
> issuing and tracking these types of products is safer and more efficient.
> In late 2022 and early 2023, the DMV anticipates proving the utility of
> these use cases by piloting new disabled placards, new credentials for
> tracking driver safety courses, and driver’s licenses.
> page 27
> Explore and develop more government use cases.
> The public sector may be able to utilize blockchain technology to increase
> efficiencies, improve access to services, and reduce costs. • GovOps will
> continue working with state agencies and other levels of government to
> identify and promote blockchain pilot programs, similar to those now
> underway at the DMV.
> *State of California Releases Interagency Web3, Crypto Asset and
> Blockchain Progress Report *
> In May 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-9-22
> <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbusiness.us18.list-manage.com%2Ftrack%2Fclick%3Fu%3D3da1cf062778afecadd465143%26id%3D05490a31b3%26e%3D8953aa4fe7&data=05%7C01%7Cdrummond.reed%40gendigital.com%7Cd8a97de830f741b74eec08dad97a08a3%7C94986b1d466f4fc0ab4b5c725603deab%7C0%7C0%7C638061415540382111%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=cVckEYkRAzj8MwyrNkobFurYZsdwuZvH5fgqQgVCrDo%3D&reserved=0> to
> ensure California engages early and proactively with this nascent industry
> with the goal of ensuring continued consumer protections, innovation, job
> growth, advancing equity and regulatory clarity, among other strategic
> outcomes.
> This interagency blockchain progress report
> <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbusiness.us18.list-manage.com%2Ftrack%2Fclick%3Fu%3D3da1cf062778afecadd465143%26id%3Dc4150ebdd3%26e%3D8953aa4fe7&data=05%7C01%7Cdrummond.reed%40gendigital.com%7Cd8a97de830f741b74eec08dad97a08a3%7C94986b1d466f4fc0ab4b5c725603deab%7C0%7C0%7C638061415540382111%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=HDLQCb0yb%2Fz6OPNx3DbDlDiw5G3NYx%2F1AablmrMAy%2BI%3D&reserved=0> -
> authored by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, the
> Business Consumer Services and Housing Agency, the Department of Financial
> Protection and Innovation and the Government Operations Agency - reflects
> the administration's work to implement the executive order over the last
> seven months, beginning with stakeholder meetings that took place over the
> summer.
> Additional administration activities included the advancement of public
> use cases, and progress towards regulatory clarity. This foundation of work
> has positioned California to accomplish the goals set forth in the
> Executive Order and to realize the opportunities blockchain technologies
> provide to our residents.
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