The World Bank - Identification for Development

THE CHALLENGE: How can digital identification systems in developing countries be better designed or adapted to protect people’s privacy and empower them with greater control over their personal data?

The World Bank is looking for creative ideas, components, the innovative use of existing technologies or complete solutions from academics, entrepreneurs, scientists, technologists, and engaged citizens

1. Provide greater oversight and control of personal data. 

The initiative that enables users to inspect, update and correct personal data; provide transparency regarding who has accessed their data and for what purpose; and the ability to seek redress for unauthorized use.

2. Prevent the misuse of personal data.  

The initiative that can protect misuse or unintended disclosure, such as through minimizing, hiding, compartmentalizing personal data, tamper-proof logs, or other means

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