Facebook Becomes the Newest Member of the ID2020 Alliance

ID2020 has announced that Facebook has joined the digital identity alliance to help them create a better and more secured digital environment.

Reportedly, Facebook has now joined the ID2020 Alliance to help shape the future of digital ID to ensure that technologies are designed and implemented in ways that are privacy-protecting, user-controlled, equitable, and interoperable.  

“ID2020 is an open and transparent alliance – a coalition of the willing. We welcome partners that commit in earnest to upholding the values and principles outlined in the ID2020 Manifesto and that share our mission to improve lives through ‘good’ digital ID. We could not be more pleased to welcome Facebook to our rapidly growing community.” 

Dakota Gruener, Executive Director, ID2020

Founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook gives people the power to “build community and bring the world closer together.” Their services – including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger, among others – are used by billions of people worldwide. Facebook is joining the ID2020 Technical Advisory Committee to learn and build on standards for digital ID that are secure and privacy-centric.

Founded in 2016, ID2020 develops principles and standards, certifies best-in-class solutions, and advocates for the ethical development and implementation of digital ID technologies. Alliance partners share a commitment to a future in which all of the world’s nearly 8 billion people can exercise their basic human rights and reap the benefits of economic empowerment. 

In February, ID2020 launched its largest project to date, the Good Health Pass Collaborative. Putting principles into practice, the Collaborative has brought together more than 125 global companies and organizations from across the health, travel, and technology sectors to develop open standards for digital health passes aimed at restoring international travel and restarting the global economy. This work culminated with the August 12 release of the Good Health Pass Interoperability Blueprint. 

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