05 Nov 2021

Privacy-compliant, Secure and Verifiable Credentials

Guest Blog: Crossword Cybersecurity #digitalidweek

How do you know it’s not fake?

We all rely on credentials - whether they are qualifications, tickets, or IDs - to establish aspects of personal or organisational identity. But how do you prove they are real? How do you know for sure that they apply to the person or organisation who claims them? Especially in the online world?

Some documents such as passports or season tickets have embedded pictures and other anti-forgery, anti- -misrepresentation features. However, verifying credentials in the digital world is harder.

And what about Privacy? How do you deliver “SelfSovereign Identity?” An individual’s digital identity should be controlled by them, not by a giant corporation or Government. 

 

 

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Katherine Holden

Katherine Holden

Head of Data Analytics, AI and Digital ID, techUK

Katherine joined techUK in May 2018 and currently leads the Data Analytics, AI and Digital ID programme. 

Prior to techUK, Katherine worked as a Policy Advisor at the Government Digital Service (GDS) supporting the digital transformation of UK Government.

Whilst working at the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) Katherine led AMRC’s policy work on patient data, consent and opt-out.    

Katherine has a BSc degree in Biology from the University of Nottingham.

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Zoe Brockbank

Programme Coordinator, Policy, Tech and Innovation, techUK

Zoe is a Programme Assistant, supporting techUK's work across Policy, Technology and Innovation.

The team makes the tech case to government and policymakers in Westminster, Whitehall, Brussels and across the UK on the most pressing issues affecting this sector and supports the Technology and Innovation team in the application and expansion of emerging technologies across business, including Geospatial Data, Quantum Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies.

Before joining techUK, Zoe worked as a Business Development and Membership Coordinator at London First and prior to that Zoe worked in Partnerships at a number of Forex and CFD brokerage firms including Think Markets, ETX Capital and Central Markets.

Zoe has a degree (BA Hons) from the University of Westminster and in her spare time, Zoe enjoys travelling, painting, keeping fit and socialising with friends.

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