The Global Blockchain Business Council CEO tells the Davos crowd that she hopes the rise of vaccine passports will help “drive forced consent to standardization” of global digital identity schemes.
“I’m hoping with the desire and global demand for some sort of vaccine passport — so that people can get traveling and working again — will drive forced consent to standardization, and frankly, cooperation across the world” — Sandra Ro, CEO at Global Blockchain Business Council
A digital identity encompasses everything that makes you unique in the digital realm, and it is a system that can consolidate all of your online activity data, including which websites you visit, your online purchases, health records, financial accounts, and who you’re friends with on social media.
It is also a scheme that, when used by authoritarians like in Communist China, enables a dystopian social crediting system where freedom is granted and restricted based on how citizens behave and who they associate with in both the physical and digital worlds.
Today, the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) Global Technology Governance Summit held a virtual session called “Scaling up Digital Identity Systems” wherein world leaders opined on how to best convince people to go along with digital identity schemes. Read Full Article >