Washington, D.C., February 2, 2023 – Today, ATIS announced the release of the white paper Self-Sovereign Identity in Telecommunications Services, which examines the need for traditional identity systems to adapt to regulations surrounding personally identifiable information (PII) and data privacy. The paper explores the potential for a new self-sovereign identity (SSI) standard to be applied across various use cases and how it can aid communications service providers in complying with new data privacy laws. It also discusses how SSI can be integrated into a service provider’s business model to create value for customers and generate new business opportunities for communications service provider.
The paper is timely as a growing number of IoT devices and decentralized networks, combined with increasing concerns about data privacy, have led to a need for secure and reliable digital identities and personal data management. Advancement of technologies, such as the metaverse, presents new challenges for portable identity and authentication across both physical and virtual domains. Recent innovations have now made portable identities and authentication possible through SSI, a user-centric digital identity that gives people and businesses complete control over their data. SSI allows anyone to share their data easily and prove their identity reliably without sacrificing privacy.
“SSI can unlock personal data in a way that fosters greater trust between consumers and businesses,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “The innovations covered in this new white paper have the potential to revolutionize identity, privacy and consumer data protection. Both providers and consumers will benefit from the enhanced consumer trust this refined focus on trust, security, and privacy will bring.”
Access Self-Sovereign Identity in Telecommunications Services in the ATIS white paper center.
As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s business priorities. Our Next G Alliance is building the foundation for North American leadership in 6G and beyond. ATIS’ 160 member companies are also currently working to address 5G, illegal robocall mitigation, quantum computing, artificial intelligence-enabled networks, distributed ledger/blockchain technology, cybersecurity, IoT, emergency services, quality of service, billing support, operations and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open-source solutions and interoperability testing.
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