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Should electronic identities be managed by the state?

The management of electronic identities (credentials for accessing state services) should not be sub-contracted to external entities. Electronic identities should be private.

Yes, electronic identities should be managed by the state

State should not sub-contract this activity

Only the state can guarantee security of data

Private firms cannot guarantee protection of data, especially against state actors. Only government security has the resources to appropriately protect citizen data.

Only state can ensure correctness of data

No, electronic identities should not be managed by the state

Outsourcing to private companies is more effective

Competition among sub-contractors can be beneficial

Using a free-market approach might be in citzen's interest

Ensure protection in totalitarian state

This mechanism might be necessary for non'democratic countries.
This page was last edited on Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 14:38 UTC