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RE: California - Verifiable Credentials

From: <nadalin@prodigy.net>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2022 17:32:26 -0800
To: "'Kaliya Identity Woman'" <kaliya@identitywoman.net>, "'Credentials Community Group'" <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <394501d90b6e$1b734eb0$5259ec10$@prodigy.net>
I don’t think that the term “verifiable credentials” relative to drivers licenses has any reference to the W3C VC as this term is overloaded.


From: Kaliya Identity Woman <kaliya@identitywoman.net> 
Sent: Thursday, December 8, 2022 4:11 PM
To: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Subject: 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://business.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/TowardsResponsibleInnovation_221202.pdf> . 


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 • Government Services and Verifiable Credentials

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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.

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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  <https://business.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3da1cf062778afecadd465143&id=05490a31b3&e=8953aa4fe7> Executive Order N-9-22 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  <https://business.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3da1cf062778afecadd465143&id=c4150ebdd3&e=8953aa4fe7> interagency blockchain progress report - 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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