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Development of NZ Digital Identity Trust Framework confirmed
Development of NZ Digital Identity Trust Framework confirmed
Digital Identity team 5 Aug, 2020
Cabinet has confirmed that a Digital Identity Trust Framework based in legislation will be developed. The Trust Framework will be a regulatory regime that ensures that identity service providers meet the required rules. The Trust Framework will also ensure that citizens and businesses can have trust and confidence that their identity information is being handled appropriately.
Kantara and DINZ to support New Zealand’s Digital Identity Ecosystem Development
Kantara and DINZ to support New Zealand’s Digital Identity Ecosystem Development
Stuart Greig 15 Jul, 2020
Kantara Initiative announced today that it has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding with Digital Identity New Zealand (DINZ) to support the goal of energizing New Zealand’s digital identity ecosystem development, where everyone can prove who they are digitally to organizations in a secure and trusted way. Kantara will share its digital identity assurance program learnings, schemes, specifications and best practice guidelines with DINZ in support of its mission.
Public Sector Profile of the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework Version 1.0 Recommendation Draft
Public Sector Profile of the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework Version 1.0 Recommendation Draft
Tim Bouma 6 Jul, 2020
Directly download the recommendation draft (87 pages pdf) A quick recap of sequence of events leading up to this recommendation draft: In January 2019, weekly IMSC PCTF working group calls were established. Work-in-progress material was circulated on a regular basis. On February 26th, 2019, the IMSC met in person to discuss the ongoing work of the PCTF. On March 28th, 2019, the IMSC PCTF Version 1.0 Document Version 0.4 Consultation Draft was released. During the period (March 28 to present), we received almost 300 comments, which we have reviewed and disposed in the recommendation draft.
DIF I&D WG: Starting work on cryptographic secret recovery
DIF I&D WG: Starting work on cryptographic secret recovery
Markus Sabadello 28 May, 2020
One of the most important challenges that remain in decentralized identity architecture is the key management. The whole point of a Decentralized Public Key Infrastructure (which is the underlying paradigm that has led to the development of Decentralized Identifiers and many other related technologies) is that individuals, organizations, and things create and manage their own cryptographic keys without reliance on a central authority or intermediary.