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Verified Identities for Students

When students share their personal data with the admissions office within an educational organization, they would receive certification of their identity. Using biometric identification on a smart phone, coupled with this certificate, students would be able to identify themselves to any other part of the organization, such as the library, gymnasium, dormitories, student associations, etc. Each of these services would be able to identify the student without the need to ask for or store any personal data again.
By using verified sovereign self-identities, only the persons responsible for verifying the student’s identity in the first instance, require access to the data. Other than that, the only person who holds the data is the student themselves. This means that the organization no longer needs to manage the complex systems for access rights and only needs to secure the device or network where the initial verification is taking place. This would save significant resources spent in hardening the network against data-breaches, staff training on data-protection and in managing access rights.
In conclusion, the purpose of our technology is to provide free, simple and efficient interaction between students, educational institutions, private teachers and employers, while also being responsive to their needs. Current universal and international mechanisms for interaction between all these participants provide a good example of how the pressing problems in the industry can be solved with the help of Paideia.