Yes/No can help us with inclusion, exclusion and duplication without actually sharing the information. We do this already and we can improve.
From the Blog on digital identity
Our contact details are shared without our knowledge by organisations and companies often with profit (for them) intention. Perhaps we should ask first?
I remain an advocate for data portability, but it is not the magic bullet. It risks the ‘Six of one, half a dozen of another’ trap.
Maybe, we, as a digital community needed to go through a phase of disillusionment as we watch digital identity and data management go horribly wrong.
Trust and belief are the foundation of much of society. Digitally we can ‘prove’ another organisation issued us a document. But trust is still human.
Hopefully knowing who you are allows us to be more human. To see and be seen. If identity systems don’t, then we might as well be a number.
Digital identity systems work well for society if we start by figuring out how to ensure we those currently not identified can have identity documents.
Going digital does not work miracles. It tends to highlight what you already are and believe in – the good, bad, and ugly.
It’s easy to build something. It’s quite another to make it useful. Technology has a role to play, but we need the ecosystem for it to be successful.