Objectives

This project seeks to research, validate and shape how large-scale deployment of decentralised identity might best emerge by tackling a green field use case around new born children.

Bigger Picture

Decentralised identity and the personal data management capabilities it enables are close to being market-ready. But specific challenges to mass adoption and use remain. This project seeks to research, validate and shape how large-scale deployment of decentralised identity might best emerge by tackling a green field use case around new born children. Pre and immediately post birth children have no digital identities, and thus are a perfect research set for proving new concepts. This project seeks to research, validate and prove that a new human being, with support from their parents and the community around them, can build life-long data assets that are secure, private and able to be shared with appropriate parties under full, audited control.

With the capabilities, we now believe to be viable, the individual will always be the optimal point of origination and integration for data about themselves. This has profound implications for the child themselves, for their parents and support community, and also for the wide range of entities that need/ wish to gather data on or interact digitally with the child over time (their lifetime).

Partners

The project is being led by the MyData Scotland Hub, in association with MyData Global, Edinburgh Napier University, SiteKit, JLINC Labs and Truu.id. The team of individuals involved are experienced information management professionals who variously have established careers in customer management, digital identity, academia and medicine. However, the critical capability that we believe is essential to delivering a successful viability test in this area is to look from the perspective of the individual child and their parents, then overlay that with knowledge and insights from our professional lives.

Truu

Building trusted digital identity for doctors modernising the way medical services verify staff identities, qualifications and certifications.

MyData Scotland

A local hub of the MyData Global network. Leading the DIDs for Kids project.

Edinburgh Napier University

Identity and Cryptography researchers from the blockchain and identity lab at Napier.

Sitekit

Sitekit empowers organisations to offer their customers secure and trusted digital services. They believe in collaboration, open standards, decentralised identity and full data ownership by the citizen, to create a global, transparent digital ecosystem.

MyData Global

A registered non-profit association and a global network whose mission is to empower individuals by improving their right to self-determination regarding their personal data.

JLINC

JLINC enables people and businesses to sign automated data contracts, in seconds. This creates “data provenance,” where all parties can prove the chain of custody and terms for the data they share.

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