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The Application of Digital Identity in the United States

Identity theft affected nearly 18 million people in the United States in 2014 and resulted in billions of dollars of financial losses and other hardships for individuals, the government and businesses. With the increased prevalence of online financial transactions and other business interactions, there has not been a corresponding widespread adoption of a universally trusted and robust authentication mechanism online. This paper proposes for the United States to adopt an Identity  Management System (“IMS”) similar to that of Estonia and Kazakhstan in order to combat the increasing occurrence of identity theft and to foster a higher level of online security.

Sarah Corley
Sarah is DFI's Community & Professional Development Manager, and is responsible for providing opportunities for capacity building of DFS professionals and DFI alumni outside of our online course provision. She has over 19 years of experience within the learning and capacity development within the development and health sector, and is passionate about being a catalyst for change.

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