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Accenture and Microsoft team up on blockchain-based digital ID that could give the world's 1.1 billion undocumented people an identity

Accenture and Microsoft team up on blockchain-based digital ID that could give the world's 1.1 billion undocumented people an identity

Accenture and Microsoft Corp are teaming up to build a digital ID network using blockchain technology, as part of a United Nations-supported project to provide legal identification to 1.1 billion people worldwide with no official documents.

The companies unveiled a prototype of the network on Monday at the UN headquarters in New York during the second summit of ID2020, a public-private consortium promoting the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goal of providing legal identity for everyone on the planet.

The project aims to help individuals such as refugees prove who they are in order to gain access to basic services such as education and healthcare.

Accenture and Microsoft are building a blockchain digital ID network as part of a UN-supported project to provide legal identification to 1.1 billion people worldwide with no official documents.

Accenture and Microsoft are building a blockchain digital ID network as part of a UN-supported project to provide legal identification to 1.1 billion people worldwide with no official documents.

Blockchain, first developed as a public ledger of all transactions in the digital currency bitcoin, is increasingly being used to securely track data in other fields.

'Without an identity you can't access education, financial services, healthcare, you name it. You are disenfranchised and marginalized from society,' David Treat, a managing director in Accenture's financial services practice, said in an interview.

'Having a digital identity is a basic human right.'

The new platform will connect existing record-keeping systems of commercial and public entities through blockchain, allowing users to access to their personal information wherever they are.

For example, refugees who have fled their country leaving behind birth or education paper certificates would still be able to provide proof of those credentials through the system.

One of the main advantages of blockchain is that it allows systems of different organizations to communicate with each other, Yorke Rhodes, global business strategist at Microsoft, said in an interview.

The prototype was built on top of an existing Accenture platform, which powers the biometric identity management system used by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

HOW IT WILL WORK 

The new platform will connect existing record-keeping systems of commercial and public entities through blockchain, allowing users to access to their personal information wherever they are.

For example, refugees who have fled their country leaving behind birth or education paper certificates would still be able to provide proof of those credentials through the system.

One of the main advantages of blockchain is that it allows systems of different organizations to communicate with each other, Yorke Rhodes, global business strategist at Microsoft, said in an interview.

The prototype was built on top of an existing Accenture platform, which powers the biometric identity management system used by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

 

Source: Mail Online By REUTERS

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