• Disposable Identities? Why digital identity matters to blockchain disintermediation and for society

    Abstract: Many smart contract applications – or more precisely blockchain-based digital ledger technologies (DLTs) proliferate. And yet, without accounting for the identity dimension and the different authentication regimes, there is little chance that these technologies will gain widespread use, and their disruptive innovation potential will not be realized. A growing number of digital interactions in […]

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  • Future Urban Smartness: Connectivity Zones with Disposable Identities

    We tie the Smart Cities concept to the On-Life human-centered vision. The need to provide citizen-focused empowering visions of smart cities planning and development is very much needed, especially when a post-COVID environment requires urban growth “resets” within stringent sustainability limits. Our selected case studies describe some of these current challenges. Two novel utopian visions […]

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  • Rob van Kranenburg: Disposable ID: Why is the debate on Identity happening now and why is it so important?

    The classical tools and theories of the international political economy and diplomacy were the product of and well suited for the analogue world, where old strategies built on resource scarcity and ‘real’ events with physical objects apply. As transportation was experiencing revolution with cars, roads and highways, becoming mainstream, it was mission critical to come […]

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  • Disposable Self-sovereign Identity Request for Information Webinar

    The Object Management Group is exploring potential issues and opportunities for standardization across the world of distributed ledger (DLT) and Blockchain ecosystems. One area of interest is ‘self-sovereign’ identity (SSID), where we see potential for standardization for a new kind of ‘Disposable’ SSID. These are context-specific or ephemeral identities, framed in terms of the existing […]

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  • Disposable Yet Official Identities (DYOI) for Privacy-Preserving System Design – The case of COVID-19

    Disposable Yet Official Identities (DYOI) for Privacy-Preserving System Design – The case of COVID-19 digital document verification and credential-based access control in ad hoc outdoor and indoor settings (and beyond)Petros Kavassalis; Nikos Triantafyllou; Panagiotis Georgakopoulos; Antonis Stasis; Rob van Kranenburg In this paper we report on the design of a service system to endow next-generation […]

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  • The Coms Group: About Disposable Identities, a Community Statement

    About Disposable Identities The Disposable ID acts as a pseudonymous ID and consent, accompanying every data exchange and hardcoding the values of the GDPR. Foundation io,  Disposable Identity as a Service As you learnt to read and write with ABC; society as we know it – what we accept as normal  – is built according to […]

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  • Rob van Kranenburg: Disposable ID: A timely call

    The mindset necessary to understand the need for extreme centralization (Trust-framework) and extreme decentralization (disposable identity) at the same time is war. War allows us to understand loss of sovereignty by losing agency over the basic assets that citizens accept voluntarily (democratically) to fund with their taxes. In 2020 this basic asset is data of people and objects […]

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  • Loretta Anania, Gaelle Le Gars, Rob van Kranenburg: Disposable Identity Definition (NGI Forward)

    Disposable identities are temporary attribute-based identities integrated in any smart contract between a receiver and a supplier. A digital context-based sharing of data that is generalizable: to apply a digital id internet layer to any existing communication service.   This definition is taken from the forthcoming book chapter “DISPOSABLE IDENTITIES” by Loretta Anania, EC Gaelle […]

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  • The all encompassing move towards the entrepreneurial state: decentralizing authority (identity)

    We are paraphrasing this entire argument, taken from the book of Paul Du Gay *In Praise of Bureaucracy, (Sage, 2000)  as we think it is an important explanation as to why identity has become such an important topic, the  key to transform the model of representative democracy, read our everyday life – and move as […]

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