People share a lot of personal information through digital channels, and the entities they interact with access more of it than they need. Individuals have little control over the transmission of their data and who gets what. The concept of a decentralized, self-sovereign identity fixes that while addressing cybersecurity and streamlining processes.

A self-sovereign identity stays with a person. It includes verifiable credentials issued by trusted parties for passports, driver's licenses, airline tickets, Covid vaccine or test status, library cards and so on. Digital wallet technology for mobile devices enables authentication of digital identifiers . . .

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