Published: August 2022
For this white paper, the IAPP Research and Insights team encompassed deskbased work in addition to conversations with multiple thought leaders in the digital identity space to explore how identity has evolved and if SSI solutions provide increased hope for greater privacy protections now and in the future.
What was found is that digital identity is complex, with a big variety of different players and elements coming together in an effort to provide a seamless user experience. While privacy may not always be the central driver of these developments, SSI technology has the potential for better privacy protection of digital identities as it supports the users’ control of their own identifiers and allows for their selective disclosure. This aligns with the principles of data minimization and purpose limitation.