Since 2016, ID2020 has promoted ethical, privacy-protecting approaches to digital ID to support equitable social, political, and economic empowerment.

Technology is evolving at a blinding pace, and many of the transactions that require identification are today being conducted digitally. Digital ID is an essential component of digital public infrastructure that will create a foundation for digital trust, and enable individuals to access essential government and commercial services.

While digital transformation efforts have had many positive effects, challenges and setbacks have limited their impact. New approaches are necessary to ensure these systems adequately serve the needs and protect the interests of all parties, including individual users.

For example, ID2020 launched the Good Health Pass Collaborative in 2021, to develop principles and standards for digital health passes aimed at restoring international travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. This cross-sector initiative brought together more than 125 companies and organizations from the technology, health, and travel sectors.

ID2020 and the Digital Impact Alliance announced plans to unite in the push for digital transformation efforts to serve the best interests and wellbeing of people and society in August 2023. The Digital Impact Alliance now houses ID2020's unique knowledge, products, and expertise in digital ID, and will integrate the importance of ethical digital ID in the continued promotion of inclusive and trusted digital public infrastructure and data governance.

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