Parallel Session 15: Data Protection and Digital ID Systems

Parallel Session 15: Data Protection and Digital ID Systems

This session is aimed at discussing the implications of digital identity regimes/efforts in countries with no or ineffective legal regulatory frameworks and practices. From public interest perspectives, what minimum considerations and systems need to be in place before a State can be said to be in a good place to enforce digital identity systems? While the concept of digital harmonisation and identity may be laudable, this session will highlight the overarching principles and important elements of an effective digital identity framework that captures human rights’ perspective.