In recent months, the municipality of Amsterdam has experimented with new forms of digital identity and the sharing of personal data, as part of a pilot project for the DECODE project, which aims to demonstrate that decentralised solutions on the internet - based on blockchain, openness and accessibility - are a a good working alternative to existing platforms.
A prototype was developed with which verified properties can be digitally shared from a passport or driver's license. This 'Claim Verification App' consists of a web app and a document scanner (see photo above). The 'Zenroom' technology developed in the DECODE project is used for secure app encryption.
Digital identity for Amsterdammers
Based on the experiences in this pilot and with the principles of the Tada! and the Digital Identity framework (written by Waag in the context of the Digital Identity Lab), the city will now make a 'Service Design' for the first implementation of the 'claim verification' for all Amsterdam residents.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 732546.