The Digital Revolution: Harnessing the Power of Digital ID

The Digital Revolution: Harnessing the Power of Digital ID

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By Shane Garcia

Verifiable identity is vital for reliable interactions between humans, devices, and legal entities alike. It ensures that transactions are safe, verifiable, and trustworthy. This concept of identifying individuals dates back as far back as human history, where credentials evolved from beads and cowrie shells to wax seals, birth certificates, and ID cards. With the advent of digital technologies, it became critical to have digital verification to prevent personal data leakage or theft.

Over the years, there have been the same issues with identity – theft, fraud, and social exclusion. These issues have become impediments to revolution, integration, and trust among people. However, as the technological age advances, people, devices, and entities are finding better ways to interact with each other.

The information age has made digital identity and representation an important part of our existence. It may be used to access critical services, exonerate yourself, or pursue legal proceedings in a court of law.

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Digital ID also holds the key to the digital revolution as explained below.

How will Digital ID Revolutionize Various Sectors?

Here are some ways that digital identity will revolutionize various sectors of the digital economy.

Humanitarian Sector

Personal identities help individuals access different offline and online services with ease across the world. However, there are still millions of undocumented humans around the globe who cannot complete basic tasks and enjoy government services because they are undocumented. They cannot access universal health care, social security, or other development programs.

Governments could use digital IDs to collect biodata from individuals and integrate them into society. Those affected by humanitarian crises such as wars and natural disasters can also be identified for assistance using digital security.

Financial Services

Private and public organizations have become more digital. They are sharing user information across different service providers. One of the key sectors where digital IDs are being utilized is financial services. They help track customers, determine their creditworthiness, and determine their eligibility for different products. This is key to helping banks enhance the economic growth of the communities in which they serve.

Proper identification is critical for the financial inclusion of any community in the national budget. In many countries, budgets for regions are made with population information and demographics in mind. If people do not get proper identification, there is a real risk that they may be excluded from financial planning. It believes digital IDs could be one-way countries could better plan the national cake and ensure an equitable distribution of resources.

Supply Chain Management

Over the years, “green trade” has become a popular concept around the globe. This is made possible through sustainable materials, a low carbon footprint, and renewable energy. Digital identities have helped organizations improve their supply chain visibility and improve the sustainability of the greening process.

This is done in several ways: First, the use of digital tools such as RFIDS allows them to trace items back to their origins and ensure that they comply with various environmental laws. Second, digital technology also helps enhance transparency in reporting, management, and improving quality and sustainability. Because each process is tracked from the beginning, it has the potential to reduce environmental pollution. The end goal is a clean, safe environment.

Governance

To plan accordingly, the government needs to understand its people, their way of life, their special needs, and their interactions. Digital governance is all about the use of digital infrastructure to plan and provide social services.

With the right digital environment, the government can encourage all those seeking services to have digital identities for easy service delivery. With this, the government is able to deliver services online, enhance transparency and make better financial decisions. Big data and artificial intelligence can aid decision-making by mining available social data from verifiable sources.

Industrial Sector

Digital IDs are vital in the industrial sector for the purposes of traceability, transparency, and streamlining processes. New technologies in the sector help companies determine the use of each part of the production process. Digital IDs are part of the industrial revolution, as they will help streamline services and improve output.

We are at the start of a digital revolution and the importance of digital identity will be at the forefront of making it happen. For digital transformation goals, governments, corporations, individuals, and even social media will utilize digital identities. It is time to use the latest technologies to enhance the security and accuracy of these identities for inclusion and quality service.

Shane Garcia

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