The term “digital identity” is used to describe a multitude of different concepts. This article provides a comprehensive overview of how different actors use the term and highlights aspects, which are relevant for an individual’s perspective.
It depends on the context!
The meaning of the term “digital identity” greatly depends on the context it is used in. Government stakeholders, but also regulated companies, which use or offer identification processes primarily use the term to refer to the real world identity of a person.
Private sector companies and the traditional identity and access management (IAM) sector use the term to refer to user accounts under control of a single entity.
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