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Privacy-preserving credentials for smartphones are coming

Mobile credentials for smartphones can help us securely and safely verify information about ourselves without revealing data unrelated to the question at hand.

Developers have been working for several years on a better way to design credentials. With COVID-19 and police surveillance now at the forefront of our political debates, it is time to bring this technology into the public conversation. The technology in question is privacy-preserving credentials hosted on smartphones, which have the potential to significantly improve privacy in cases where an individual needs to prove something like age or residence.

Source: Privacy-preserving credentials for smartphones are coming

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