Aus dem Vorwort:
Together with its partners, the World Economic Forum explored solutions to seamless and secure travel challenges and developed the Known Digital Traveller Identity concept as part of its project, Shaping the Future of Security in Travel. By applying design-thinking strategies and adopting a traveller-centric approach, constituents mapped the traveller journey and identified key pain points for the traveller, government agencies and businesses as they interact throughout the travel process. Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies such as biometrics, blockchain, cryptography and mobile devices enable efforts to overcome challenges faced by stakeholders to achieve a more secure and seamless traveller journey.
This Known Traveller Digital Identity concept is founded on the principle that an individual traveller has control over the use of their own identity and its components. Due to this decentralization of control over the components of their identity, a traveller can push proof of their identity information – secured by distributed ledger technology and cryptography – to governmental and private-sector entities throughout their journey. Access to verified personal biometric, biographic and historical travel data will enable entities along the way to undertake advanced risk assessment, verify travellers’ identities and provide seamless access through biometric recognition technology. All of this can be achieved without the need to have personal data stored in one central database, which would pose too great a risk for stakeholders responsible for securely handling personal identity information.