ID is far more than just a card with a name and a photograph. ID technologies sit at the interface between the power and prerogatives of institutions and the rights and needs of individuals.They can help create a basis of trust and inclusion that strengthens democracies and free market economies.They can also be used by authoritarian regimes to exclude or oppress. Rapid technological change is making the political and social context around ID systems increasingly complex.The need for clear understanding and informed engagement around ID systems and technologies has never been greater.

Quelle / Link: Identity in a Digital Age: Infrastructure for inclusive development