M2SYS closely monitors events that focus on the impact of mobile identity management technology and its impact on the general population’s day-to-day lives. One of the recent events that caught our attention is the “The Dark Side of Identity” trilogy. This new mega-series from ID4D is both exciting and thought-provoking!
Our lives have been changed in a very big way by mobile phones, and this change has been sped up by the rise of mobile payments and credentials in recent years. In developed countries, they are used all the time to show that people have been vaccinated against COVID-19, to make payments, and to help people in their daily lives and keep them connected as active members of society. They have become the only thing we can’t leave the house without and the one that takes the place of everything else we would normally carry. This is how it works: Despite how convenient mobile phones are in developed countries, they have another level of significance in the developing world that goes beyond being easy to use. In that case, they might be important for empowering the poor and having a meaningful and dignified life in a community.
A policy called SIM registration has set the groundwork for people to be able to use their SIM numbers and mobile phones as proxies for their digital identities. As a result, having a mobile phone is an important part of being included. As a way to show who you are, cheap mobile phones could be seen as a human right. As more and more important services are only available through them, this could be seen as a way to show who you are.
Watch all four parts of the story!
The Saga began by focusing on policies and solutions that help the poor. This way, they could see how far they could reach and what kind of environment and technology might be required to get there. Part 2 looked at how identity development and mobile access can work together to make people more likely to be included. Part 3 looked at some of the most promising use cases that could have a big impact. The last part of the saga (Part 4) looked at the mobile story: Mobile ID in Rich Countries. Watch parts 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Don’t miss it!
This saga is a must-see show. Dr. Joseph Atick, the world’s top identity expert, and his team at ID4Africa are behind this story. It’s told by dozens of experts from around the world and made by Atick and his team. Since they started working together, they’ve given you over 70 hours of high-quality and relevant content through 28 live casts. They’ve talked about a lot of different things about identity. The Vaccination Trilogy (season 3) and The Dark Side of Identity Trilogy (season 3) were both popular episodes. This team is the same one that made them (season 2). If you like these movies, you’re going to love this saga.
If you are looking for a partner to help you start a mobile identity management project but don’t know where to start for a successful deployment, M2SYS is the company for you. For more than 20 years, we have worked on identity management projects with different governments all over the world. Alternatively, you can also check out our eGov solution to learn more about how we manage identities for local government.