OECD publishes draft recommendations for digital ID governance

22/03/2023 | Biometric Update

The Public Governance Committee and Working Party of Senior Digital Government Officials within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have developed a Draft Recommendation on the Governance of Digital Identity. The digital ID recommendations are a set of principles based on three pillars: 

  • Developing user-centred and inclusive digital identity systems
  • Strengthening the governance of digital identity
  • Enabling cross-border use of digital identity

The recommendations outline the benefits that the OECD believes digital identities can offer, including simplified access to government services.  

A consultation period to submit comments on the draft until 31 March is open for government officials, civil society organisations, international organisations and other interested parties. 

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