Deloitte and Attest have joined forces to help government clients with digital identity solutions.
“In the blockchain pilots we’ve run with our government clients, digital identity can be a thorny issue,” says Wendy Henry, Managing Director at Deloitte Consulting and Deloitte’s government and public services blockchain leader.
“While many companies are looking at using a personal wallet in which the individual has control of their digital identity credential, government must serve the whole of citizens, including those who may not be able to accept the control of their identity credential in a digital form.”
Attest CEO and Co-founder Cab Morris says his firm is “excited to work with Deloitte to bring blockchain-enabled technologies such as decentralised identifiers and verifiable credentials to government”.
The issue of identity is a priority in every government service and is the foundation for trust and legitimacy in the public sector, he adds.
“Combining government’s robust identity verification infrastructure with a platform engineered for security, privacy and scale can also unlock tremendous value for both citizens and businesses outside of government,” Morris explains.