Global Identity Report launched by Secure Identity Alliance

Giving Voice to Digital Identities Worldwide explores the use cases, governance, technological choices and go-to-market strategies of 25 government ID programs around the world




18th February 2021. With digital identity gaining considerable momentum, Secure Identity Alliance today publishes Giving Voice to Digital Identities Worldwide, a new report charting the current state of government-led identity projects across the globe.


Developed in association with onepoint, and featuring insights from 25 government agencies, the report paints a compelling picture of the value of ID-based digital services in the social and economic lives of countries around the world.


Highlighting examples of best practice and uncovering lessons learned from real-life deployments, the report illustrates the wide-ranging uses of digital and mobile identity – from supporting victims of domestic violence, through civil registration to securing access to online government services with facial recognition.


Uncovering insights for ID-based digital service design, planning and delivery.

Of particular interest to governments, Giving Voice to Digital Identities Worldwide does more than simply report on programs, as co-author Yannick Ragonneau, Partner at onepoint explains:

We wanted to understand government programmes’ unique design and deployment challenges, the individual success factors and, with multiple paths to delivering Digital ID, why they chose their particular route forward. This approach offers a much richer source of insight for both public and private organizations.”

Technical evolution, a wider acceptance of digital services and the impact of the global pandemic have combined to create what Philippe Barreau, Chairman of the Secure Identity Alliance, describes as a ‘tipping point’.

We are seeing a range of societal, economic and technological forces colliding to drive a new era of innovative trusted ID services – redefining how people interact with both public authorities and the private sector. But, as the report findings suggest, delivering on this promise requires ID schemes are trusted, inclusive and built on a robust digital identity framework.


Discussing the report at the Festival of Identity.

On 18 February 2021, government representatives from Austria, Denmark, Estonia, Italy and Portugal discussed the report findings, common themes and the guiding principles proving critical for digital and mobile ID driving usage, adoption and success. Watch here.

The 'Giving Voice to Digital Identities Worldwide' report is available for download here.

Télécharger la version française du rapport ici.


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About the Secure Identity Alliance

Secure Identity Alliance is dedicated to supporting the provision of legal, trusted identity for all, and to drive the development of inclusive digital services necessary for sustainable, worldwide economic growth and prosperity.

We believe legal, trusted identity is the cornerstone of rights protection, social inclusion and digital economic development - and the access point to a wide range of essential public and private services.

We bring together public, private and non-government organizations to foster international collaboration on the issues of legal and digital identity, to help shaping policy and to provide technical and implementation guidance for identity systems.

Its Board Members are IDEMIA, IN Groupe, Thales and Veridos.

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