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Showing posts with label digital ID. Show all posts
Showing posts with label digital ID. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

New Global Human Identity Standards

New Global Identity Standards World-Wide

This year the World Economic Forum (WEF) with the collaboration of many well known and many not so well known corporate and nongovernmental organizations devised a new road map (blueprint) this month for the global financial community to utilize here-forth for everyone's mutual benefit and financial protection beyond our borders to establish a universal (global) identity verification system.

Security Document World said, "In the report, the WEF calls on financial institutions to lead the charge in developing robust digital identity solutions that would bring benefits to users, financial institutions, and society as a whole."

Lots of New Articles

Digital biometric scanner, soon to be very commonplace at international ports.
Over the last several weeks we have seen a great increase in the number of news articles being presented involving identity, biometric identification, digital banking and new governmental identification programs on our 'Human Rights and Identity' news feed. In the United States last week the government began to require biometric (digital) photo identification (Real ID) at government facilities including all military bases and institutional centers.

The United Nations with the World Bank announced late last year the ID4D, Identification for Development program which promises that they will work to help see that every human being on the planet has an identity by 2020. Since 2014 over 50 new multi-million corporations have quietly emerged globally to work and contract their innovative services and products for banks, people and governments.

Perhaps you have heard of some of the larger well-known corporations and global players that are being recognized as leaders of the new identification industry; PayPal, Deloitte, Unisys, Experian, Caribou Digital, Facebook, and Consent are working together as a consortium of corporations in these innovations right now. The United States and United Kingdom governments also have great interests and involvement in pushing forward and creating the new identity industries that will have an annual value in the hundreds of billions of dollars per year.
MeReal Cards private secure fool-proof biometrics.

Human Identity Revolution

Taking the lead in the human identity revolution in recent years has not been the United States but surprisingly is India, Pakistan, Honduras, Ecuador and Brazil who are all using digital biometric elements for human identification at their borders and in airports.

Between now and 2020, as a research analyst, I can safely speculate that there will 300,000+ universal identity verification terminals will be installed in airports, border crossings, checkpoints, and sea ports around the world accepting over 1000 different passports and electronic access credentials. Within the industry many anticipate many new emerging states and jurisdictions all using high tech credentials. All people including diplomats identity will be referenced in the global system based on their legal credentials.

Nation-states will not be the sole providers of identification, the corporations listed above are as integral in the system as the government once was and so are companies like Coca-Cola, Google, IBM, WWF, and other transnational global corporations and organizations with special international employment credentials, services and protection.

Changing the System after 83 Years

Many people do not realize but it has only been since about 1933 that nations have been fully involved in collecting data, claiming people and registering their citizens as assets. Only now citizens, (people) of all types will become more versatile (free?) in to whom 'they choose' to serve as citizens, demonstrating self-determination and taking on their social responsibility as residents of a country or place, which is in essence what citizenship is all about anyway. It is a whole new ball game under our true human rights!

Non-National Blockchain Identification

It is suggested that neither the government or state can be trusted with our identity and several years ago people began to experiment with encrypted digital block-chains online that are like indelible electronic ink.

Many people are betting the revolution will be dominated by non-national blockchain registries of confidential encrypted data based on a similar system as Bitcoin. Recently we witnessed the rollout of Bitnation Pangaea which offers a comfortable solution for those who wish to protect their privacy. Their system allows for contract registration, notarization of documents and marriages.

A recent article from 'themerkle' identifies four blockchain companies focusing on secure digital identity solutions. The companies named in the article are Evernym, Blockstack Labs, KYC-Chain, and UniquID, all the companies have clear developments and niches staked out.

There will be private, dual, multi-national, corporate, university, cooperative, organizational and nation-state citizenships; I imagine that the transitional period to acquire all of our human rights will strangely enough all compete for our allegiance as their human capital and all have a hand in defining our identity in an official way.

Understanding the new system is hard to imagine until you understand the new emergent law based on the (new) Universal Declaration of Human Rights and place yourself at sea (stateless) without any citizenship. Our concept resolves the problem of finding a place to land your ship based on the law, your knowledge, education, experience, abilities and asset value as a human being within our cooperative or in your identity as a global citizen instead of a refugee or stateless person. The best thing about our stateless neocitizenship development is that it utilizes other accepted systems as our base.

Rapid Change Ahead

From the great advancement and progress we currently see in government use of biometric identification, we should expect that all nations and territories will soon meet the new international requirements within the next five years. Governments in some countries already restrict access to national and state parks, top organizations around the world have special biometric digital identification for their executive and volunteer assets.

The new industry-focused documents we found online this week reveal great new opportunities and outstanding potential for entrepreneurs with ideals to create both soft, medium and hard identification systems. However the way the industry is developed there will be little chance to enter the horizontal global market so would-be market developers and thinkers need to decide which floor they want to begin with.

"New entrants into this space will have to navigate a layer that may look like a sandwich filling between two slices of bread, one being Facebook’s (at the moment) light verification identity platform and the other being any state-led identity platform—in other words, at both ends of the spectrum there are incumbents which will be difficult to compete against."

"Advancements in biometrics, encryption, and distributed computing are leading to sophisticated technology solutions and new business models for managing digital identity. But again we must emphasize that while the technology is easy to focus on, the 'analog complements' in this sector—the regulatory environments, political structures, cultural attitudes, and more—are just as critical for success, especially given their diversity across different markets."

Banking Technology and Safety

It does not stop here, people that need to use money and the financial system will be able to use their natural biometric indicators like fingerprints, iris scans, cards with microchips, cellular smartphones, or passports and other identity devices. The financial sector is the strongest component behind personal identity verification and international security, they are insisting on biometrics.

The more that is known about the things that occur in our civil societies and civilization bring safety and security to the law abiding and good people that we all want to be. The ideals regarding identity, human taxonomy, corporate citizenship, and migration being implemented today will revolutionize life on the planet and how we perceive ourselves as human beings. It will make sustainability a reality, reduce corruption and make life more accountable.

Follow this subject by following our Human Identity News Feed, new stories daily! Globcal International provides access to a variety of news feeds to our members and the public to know the current trends and adapt with the changes ahead.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Digital Citizenship, Part of our Universal Identity

Are you Ready to Become a Digital Citizen?

Estonia, home of the international e-residency, is the current head of the D5 “group of the world’s most digitally advanced nations” and is hosted this year’s conference recently in the capital Tallinn.

The dream across the world, but maybe particularly in the D5 – which also includes the UK, South Korea, New Zealand and Israel – is that eventually all citizens will prefer using digital services to paper ones.

Not least because online services should in theory cut the time and cost of delivery.



Widely considered the leading digital democracy because it was the first country in the world to hold online elections, every Estonian aged over 15 now has to have a card linking a personal ID code to all of their online interactions with government.

As of January last year there were more than 1.2 million active cards, close to 100 percent of the population, and since the summer Estonia now offers anyone, anywhere the opportunity to register as a digital citizen so they can make use of its streamlined services.

Admittedly Estonia is working to much smaller scales than most countries, but the challenge for any digital government is how it ensures the people who need its services the most, which is disproportionately those in need, can get help when it’s required.

UK and US

Since it launched the ‘digital by default’ agenda launched back in 2012, the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS) has absorbed some 250 different government websites and relaunched as the single GOV.UK portal.

Unique users of the site have grown from just over 2 million to 12 million visitors in the three years since the UK got serious about digital democracy, but that figure only represents just over one in six people.

GDS has also transformed 25 ‘exemplar’ transactional services, including the patenting process and voter registration, which now both have digital take-up of more than 50 percent. Indeed, more than one million people used the new online voter registration THE WEEK before the deadline closed.

The transition, however, has come with challenges. In some areas of the UK, up to 25 percent of people are unable to vote because they haven’t yet realized they need to update their details by a rather arbitrary December deadline.

The presence of a disenfranchised minority should come as little surprise to government ministers. According to the Office for National Statistics figures from March, 11 percent of UK adults, or 5.9 million people, are still yet to enjoy the pleasure of Google, Facebook and Wikipedia. Although 40 percent of those over the age of 75 have taken to silver surfing, 60 percent haven’t.

The stated aim for the government’s digital inclusion strategy outlined back in 2014, via targeting access, skills, motivation and trust, is to reduce the number of people who are offline by 25 percent by 2016, continuing this every two years until in “2020 everyone who can be digitally capable, will be.”

But, it also admitted that “just under 10 percent of the adult population may never be able to gain basic digital capabilities, because of disabilities or basic literacy skills.”

How this 10 percent will access digital government services remains unclear.

The United States likewise launched its comprehensive Digital Government Strategy back in 2012, and it has its own Digital Literacy program, but it is absent among the D5 nations.

Internet penetration is lower, around 86 percent, but 15 years of the Center for Digital Government’s Digital Cities survey shows star performers like Philadelphia are storming ahead with digitisation, at least at a city-wide level.

Perhaps its size compared to the world’s top five digital democracies, along with the interaction between state and federal legislators, simply makes it a more tricky thing to pull off?

What’s clear is that the D5, and the relevant young and hip teams in each of these countries, is working hard to ensure seamless interaction with government.

GDS’ own data dashboard enables you to really easily compare the cost-per-transaction for 800 services, demonstrating the significant cost savings being made by the most digital services compared to the least.

Estonia’s system, meanwhile, offers a personal transaction log so you can see if someone has been digging around in your folders and report them to the data ombudsman.

The Future

Up next as the UK plows ahead with its digital agenda is the rather controversial care data program. In a nutshell, this could see patient records opened up to private companies.

The UK is also set to roll out the Verify process, Estonia-style, for uniquely identifying citizens.

Verify has been in public beta for just over a year and currently has 300,000 users who can personally interact with 13 government services. It is set to go live across the UK in April next year.

This program is yet to make headlines, but it’ll no doubt be trust and security issues, similar to those that contributed to the rejection of ID cards in the UK back in 2006, along with digital literacy challenges, that will be the biggest cause for concern.

The question remains whether the world’s citizens are really ready, willing or able to give up their souls to an open, transparent, but increasingly faceless digital government machine.

What happens to my data? What happens if something goes wrong? What happens when those one million people realize they are unable to vote?

Whether or not you like it, it looks like you’re probably not going to have much of a choice in your digital future.

Edited and republished from The Next Web, article written by Kirsty Styles

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Global Personal Identity Crisis and Social Evolution

World-Wide Identification 

Global leaders from every niche and corner of the world involved in corporations, nongovernmental organizations, churches, governments, and the political state all call for one and the other to comply with a global rule of law and universal bio-metric identification of its populaces by 2016. The implementation of local (globally compatible) identity datasets are already in use in 46 of the 50 United States, the whole of Australia, a majority of Europe. Also in the United States, the NSTIC (National Trusted Identities in Cyberspace) objective permits trusted use one's human character online and another program that gives trusted American's the use of a preferential express lane at many of the international airports, many celebrities subscribe to these services and most large transnational corporations provide these services to their executives.

This article will offer an alternative to the developing problem for the most open-minded, resilient, individuals, independent professionals, doctors, lawyers, professors, artists, musicians, authors, academics, and inventors who wish to maintain themselves apart from the state and its corporate interests. It will also provide readers the opportunity to take action by becoming a global citizen.

Global Identification will become Universal

Your personal identity is what defines who you are and denotes which privileges you may be entitled to within a given society or during your life. It is very important especially in the identification and filtering of persons at secure checkpoints like at borders, airport terminals, and at public or private buildings. For public security and safety governments and corporations want to take the identification of natural persons to the next level in order to protect our communities, shopping centers, schools and parks.

Now the role of global identification becomes more important with the United Nations Post-2015 agenda because the institutions we have created and those who guide order in our society want to make the world safer and more equal through giving everyone their identity and equal opportunities. It is an Utopian ideal.

There are currently over 500 major global players (organizations, corporations, and governments) moving the new identity market wave at a number of levels. The identity revolution underway now will effect will effect every man, woman, and child on the planet that works for money to participate in the free-market economy, individual human identity will play a big role in the way everything works.

Organizations like UNICEF are trying to deliver people their identity everywhere with children even in the Amazon rainforest. They want to ensure that everyone has a fair and equal chance.
"Understanding others makes possible a better knowledge of oneself: any form of identity is complex, for individuals are defined in relation to other people - both individually and collectively - and the various groups to which they owe allegiance, in a constantly shifting pattern." -UNICEF

Obligated Identification

Let's dispel and discredit the conspiracy suppositions people have about the New World Order or the Christian 'mark of the beast' relative to chips, implants, and the invasion of their privacy. Within the next two years 98% of all humans will essentially be required to have a bio-metric identification card that displays their photograph. There is a great abundance of information that will prove this, the need for a global identity data superset is paramount to a peaceful, integral, transparent, and sustainable world. It is social evolution.

The law combined with global standardization (globalization) of the world's ecosystems and the use of the internet and wireless devices driven to create a perfect world will create the necessity and obligate everyone to be involved with the socially responsible agenda of the United Nations. People, their identity, and their intellectual property will indirectly become the property of corporate employers, marriages, or their own state if one is engaged in a legal relationship, is living within a particular jurisdiction, owns land, has investments, for which corporation one works, or under what other entity can claim your ecological debt based existence on the planet.

We are not going to fight something that is so obviously inevitable, instead our solution was to discover the matrix behind the system and create an acceptable legal alternative that will satisfy the new incorporated global bodies (states) in a world-wide identification ecosystem.

Everyone Working Together Against Everyone Else

Through the years we gave the corporations power and control over the government by unconsciously empowering them beyond the economic boundaries of their parent state as legal persons through their incorporation under the law. This is what makes transnationals and internationals like Wal-Mart, Exxon, Facebook, and Google more global influence than any particular state, together they promote the ideals of free-market capitalism through their transparent union as a connected and collaborative force that serve one another. Through the law and the obligations they create in society they become the protected and more important legal person even more so than a real natural human.

It should not surprise us to see someone like Mark Zuckerberg someday become a world leader in coming years, he is probably already be considered a world leader by some. Bill Gates already is, with his foundation he and his wife have a profound effect on public policy and the United Nations.

Today in 2015 there are now; 193 nations, 4000 cities, 1000 corporations, and 700 foundations that all together seek the same result in identifying and creating equality for everyone, so we have little doubt that it will be done day very soon. It's advent will have a great initial positive effect on the majority of people.

Only Way to Opt-Out

The only way to become independent from the integrated government corporate infrastructure is to distinguish yourself as an independent human individual or natural person, and the only way to do it is to do it yourself through joining a global offshore venture and by identifying yourself as a nonaligned political citizen, to take control (possession) of your personal identity in all its forms.

To take possession of your natural and legal identity as a human being you must first take stock in all the elements that make you who you are legally as a person and begin to complete a legal process which includes registering as global citizen or become a dual-national, offshore your intellectual property, make legal notice, get acknowledged, and take a deposition in the form of an affidavit. It is quite a difficult chore that should not be taken lightly would require an individual to hire legal counsel.

Not everyone is in a comfortable or knowledgeable position to do this so we have begun forming a venture (a cooperative enterprise) that facilitates the process for you and acts internationally as your representative with others there to assist you around the world in nearly every country. Actually taking advantage of the citizenship opportunity involves an equal investment as a founder in the cooperative then a commitment to collaborate within the socioeconomic operation and enterprise.

Our Global (World) Citizenship Register

Globcal International established a politically neutral register in Sweden to develop a non-state non-governmental global citizenship where registrants can participate in the establishment of an international cooperative enterprise where they can seek all the same rights and privileges internationally as if they were one of the world states, global corporations or a world leader. As a result of our development you can take charge of your identity as an equal member of our cooperative.

In our ideal we are following the letter of the international law while exploiting all the loopholes and exceptions that provide the most adaptability, flexibility, self-determination, sustainability, and inalienable human rights freedoms. The result is identifying those who consider themselves to be universal world citizens and inviting them to become equal founding or charter members of an offshore cooperative international non-governmental organization and charitable foundation. From within this special cooperative infrastructure all the members gain special benefits, privileges, rights and entitlements.

One of those greatest benefits is members may possess their personal identity (instead of the state) while they are active as members and global citizens, and now with the advancement of our Global Citizen ePassport Companion identification system and the development of new international embassies, we are more and more prepared everyday thanks to our expansion online and through the social media.

At the end of the day it may come down to who will provide you with better services and more privacy, your own cooperative company, your government, or corporation where you are a consumer?

Join us by registering as a universal world citizen now so you can take possession of your true personal identity and all of its elements. Your human spirit and intellectual freedom need to be preserved so that you are in a better position to negotiate your horizons among the changing landscape. Register today to learn more, there are hundreds of potential benefits!

Also see relative articles from other perspectives:
Role of Identification in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Importance of a Global Identity Superset
Importance of the Biometric Identification Card in the Middle East
Personal Identity: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia

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