Deloitte, Attest Tie Up For Blockchain Platform For Gov’t Identity Management

Nov 06, 2018 at 23:49

Deloitte has partnered with startup Attest Inc. to produce a blockchain-powered platform that can aid governments around the world in ther digital identity strategies.

The collaboration will help Deloitte assist its government clients by providing digital identity solutions based on Attest’s existing products.

Wendy Henry, managing director at Deloitte Consulting LLP, noted in a press release how digital identity handling “can be a thorny issue” for government.

“While many companies are looking at using a personal wallet in which the individual has control of their digital identity credential, government must serve the whole of citizens, including those who may not be able to accept the control of their identity credential in a digital form,” said the official, who is also Deloitte’s government and public services blockchain leader.

“Working with Attest, we will be able to help government clients offer solutions using digital identities that better accommodate the needs government has across that wide expanse of abilities,” she added.

Merging government’s robust identity verification infrastructure with blockchain will not only ensure security in the government’s approach but also cut down on costs, Attest co-founder and chief executive officer Cab Morris said.

“A government-issued digital identity has the potential to reduce costs and risk for businesses in all industries, while also providing citizens with greater security, privacy and control over personal data,” he said.

Attest’s platform has two products, namely the Attest Wallet which is for consumer use, and Attest Enterprise for governments and businesses.

The Attest Wallet is an application that allows users to secure and share personal data with governments and businesses while the Attest Enterprise offers governments and businesses authentication, authorization and consent management tools through two application programming interfaces (APIs).