Digital:ID - Day 3: Next Generation Digital Identity Solutions
'The good ID future'
Emrys will present on efforts to support a movement for ‘Good ID’ that aims to ensure the future is one in which digital identification upholds privacy, security, and user control. Advancing ‘Good ID’ means incorporating the needs and interests of individuals into the policies, technologies and practices of digital identification. Drawing on insights from research on digital ID use in resource constrained environments / emerging markets, he will explore how digital identification is transforming the relationship between citizens, state and business, and why it is vital that the needs of individuals are prioritised in the design and management of systems that will shape our digital future.
Emrys is an analyst with Caribou Digital, where his research focuses on digital technology use in emerging markets, particularly media and identification systems. His work on identification includes user research in India, systems interoperability for humanitarian identification systems in refugee camps and support to Omidyar Network's 'Good ID' movement. In addition to his role at Caribou Digital he is a visiting fellow at Cornell Tech in New York and London School of Economics in London where he teaches and researches on digital technology and development.