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Monday, 21 December 2015 00:50

Secure Identity Alliance publishes UN-supporting digital identity report

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The ‘Secure Identity Alliance’ (SIA) has published the ‘Civil Registry Consolidation through Digital Identity Management’ report ‘in support of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.’

SIA. the Security Identity Alliance, says that ‘identity’ is a ‘key priority on the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.’

As such, it has published a report ‘outlining a best practice approach for consolidating civil registries through national electronic identity (ID) schemes.’

However, SIA says its ‘Civil Registry Consolidation through Digital Identity Management’ report provides ‘the deep sector insight necessary to support the development of government registration and identity programs across the world - particularly in the developing world where many citizens lack official documentation to prove their identity.’

SIA says that ‘for those countries that have implemented an electronic identity program, but whose civil registry is incomplete, the existence of an eID database is a chance to rebuild a comprehensive registration process.’

The Alliance notes that ‘when national ID systems and civil registration are not at the same level of development, a circular and dynamic approach between civil registration and eID systems can be used to complete them both.’

SIA believes its report ‘should be of particular interest to international organisations and government agencies involved in the establishment or reorganisation of civil registration and identity systems across the world.’

SIA continues, stating that ‘with a global population set to reach 11.2 billion by the end of the century, the ongoing European and Middle-East refugee crisis and growing population mobility, identity is a key geopolitical issue.’

The alliance says that ‘knowing the identity, and the economic circumstances, of citizens is central to the concept of wealth redistribution and a key factor in social inclusion and poverty reduction strategies. Indeed, the provision of a legal identity for all, including birth registration, is now recognised as a key priority for the United Nations.’

Whether conservative-minded people around the world are terribly excited at the prospect of UN-led ‘wealth distribution’ is yet to be seen, of course, but it doesn’t stop SIA or the UN from promoting such ideas.

Such ideas also give people pause as to whether organisations such as the UN are truly the future of humanity, or are the future organisations of its downfall, but again, such concerns don’t stop SIA nor the UN from promoting ‘wealth redistribution’ policies, as well as potentially ‘police state’ identification schemes.

No wonder some people distrust the UN and its one-world government progressive policies!

In any case, SIA presses ahead, stating that ‘to date, civil registration has shown slow signs of progress in many developing countries – despite it being a pre-requisite in the creation of a national ID document.’

We’re also told that ‘the global identification goal of the United Nations focuses on both “civil registration” and “identity”. The SIA strongly believes they should be addressed jointly.’

SIA says that ‘today’s fragmented ID ecosystems do not provide a comprehensive and continuous civil registration as the basis for national ID systems. Multiplication of ID systems wastes human and financial resources, and multiple citizen ID systems creates conflict between organisations. This report articulates a vision of how to reconcile these disparate and challenging areas.’

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Frederic Trojani, Chairman of the Board at the SIA, said ‘the study will form an important part of its work to help governments define and deliver a path towards the integration of secure civil registration and identity systems.’

Whether Trojani sees his report as a trojan horse for the destruction of privacy, private property rights and the right to keep one’s wealth without having it redistributed is probably a joke he wouldn’t find funny, but raises serious concerns about what airy-fairy ideas get propagated at the UN at the rest of the free world’s expense under the guise of ‘secure identities’ and social justice equality guaranteeing ’wealth redistribution.’

That said, Trojani adds: “The sheer importance of being able to accurately understand and address the challenges in this complex environment cannot be underestimated. Without success we as a global community cannot hope to effectively address poverty, migration issues and social inclusion across the world.”

You can read the full report entitled ‘Civil Registry Consolidation through Digital Identity Management’ here


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