Digital:ID - Day 1: Policy, Practice and Technology: Implementing Transformative Identity
"Assuring Interopability and Harmonisation for Sovereign ID Programs"
Citizens around the world depend on government issued identities to prove who they are and gain access to vital services, including healthcare, social protection, education and finance. The ability to uniquely identify individuals and reliable authenticate identity is a key enabler for accelerating progress toward achieving the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
However many of today’s national ID systems are composed of scattered registries across different agencies that perform different functions and are not interoperable – making it impossible to exchange, consult or update data between systems and hindering the development of cohesive ID ecosystems.
But bringing these scattered registries together in a cost-effective and sustainable manner is a not inconsiderable task.
Debora Comparin is the Chair of the Secure Identity Alliance’s ID4All Workgroup, the organization dedicated to supporting the provision of legal, trusted identity for all, and to drive the development of inclusive digital services necessary for sustainable, worldwide economic growth and prosperity.
Debora is a strong advocate of integrated ID ecosystems: sustainable and holistic solutions embracing and connecting foundational and functional registries benefitting governments and citizens alike.
She has mobilized the identity industry towards this goal, launching the SIA Open API Initiative.
Directly addressing the high-cost problems of proprietary technology and the lack of standardization within today’s identity ecosystem, the SIA pioneering new Open API (Application Program Interface) Initiative will deliver technical interoperability and harmonization for Sovereign ID Programs.
Debora Comparin is Senior Market Manager, ID and Elections at IDEMIA.
She has graduated from the University of Padova, Italy in Mechanical Engineering, and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Padova and Cranfield University, UK.