We talk a lot about digital identity on The Decentralists. What is Identity? What makes Identity self-sovereign? Why is decentralized identity better than centralized like that offered by Single Sign-On?
This week we talk about another important risk of centralized identity, the linking of personally identifiable data (PII).
To put this important issue in context we have a couple of interesting examples in the news just this week Brian Barrett from WIRED reported on new dangers resulting from a breach of up to 100 Million user records at T-Mobile. Kim Lyons from The Verge reported that Tinder is going to start offering Identity verification to all it’s users.