Digital identity solutions should be user controlled and portable so that citizens can easily access many online services with the same secure digital identity, and not have to create multiple different identities for each service.
“But as online services evolve, there also needs to be reciprocal trust by citizens that their interactions with service providers are securely protected and that their privacy is preserved.”
Currently, citizens accessing different government services online typically have different logins, different passwords, and need to supply the same set of personal information each time to verify their identity.
There are many different concepts to enable this portability and most are based on the idea that individuals would be able to receive verified attributes.
Techniques such as behavioral biometrics, device attributes, user history, and dynamic access controls can create moving targets for attackers and support a stronger security posture.
One approach to satisfy those needs is to embrace a broader digital identity ecosystem that embraces bi-directional trust between citizens and government, portability across government, and the ability to be flexible and adapt to the needs of the individual.