Self-Sovereign Identity

Managing Director - Global Border Services

Avoco Secure

Digital Programme Director
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Identity Researcher
Author of Identity Reboot

15 Sep 2017
14:45 - 15:15

Self-Sovereign Identity

Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) is an innovation in the world of identity that is sometimes controversial, but that may hold the promise of true user control over personal data and identity. SSI is known as a decentralised ID system because it is based on blockchain technology. Techniques including zero-knowledge proofs are used alongside SSI to ensure that citizen data can be privacy-enhanced.

This session will introduce you to what SSI is. It will also look at the feasibility of SSI in a government context.