By becoming a premium donor of the Sovrin Foundation (INB), the international non-profit organization which focuses on the promotion of self-reliant digital identifying, SITA has strengthened its commitment to developing a permanent digital air travel identity.
The basis for auto-superior identification is a decentralized, global public utility. Self-sovereign means a portable identity for a person, organization, or thing in life that enables the holder in a way that protects the privacy of checked credentials. These credentials can represent things as diverse as a passport, an airline ticket, or simply a library card.
The expanded position of the SITA is crucial to speed up the creation of a continuous digital identity embraced globally by governments, airlines, or airports while maintaining confidentiality and security of the digital identity of the consumer.
Gustavo Pina, director of the SITA Lab said: “We expect in the coming years that the development of a universally accepted digital identity will replace the traditional passport. This will allow travel across borders with any airline or airport while ensuring that you, as the passenger, remain in full control of your identity while providing actionable, trusted data only to appropriate parties such as border agencies.”
The advantages include a lower infrastructure for arrivals, offering new ways of increasing current airport traffic by design rather than expansion.
Having joined the Foundation as a Founding Steward in 2018, it will now take a more active role in supporting Sovrin in the global adoption of self-sovereign identity.
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