Accessible to all, including especially disadvantaged and marginalised people and small businesses.
Recognised by authorities and institutions, individuals and businesses.
Digital transformation is not a business model, but a rights-based concept requiring institutional mandates and accountability, legal and trust frameworks that are subject to legitimate governance, the rule of law, and independent oversight.
Facilitate fair sharing of benefits derived from the digital transformation between all stakeholders, especially to individuals and the public.
Facilitate secure digital transactions with effective and appropriate risk management, especially in the realm of cybersecurity.
Use of digital data empowers the individual and is an enabler for socio-economic inclusion. Every data subject should have agency over, and should be manager of, their own data.
Provide absolute protection of privacy, allowing citizens and consumers to maintain anonymity where appropriate, and limit the collection of personal data, especially political data, in accordance with current international best practices, at present as established in the EU’s GDPR.
Fulfil real needs and enable significant improvements over existing systems.
Minimize cost by harnessing existing infrastructure as well as promoting competition and innovation by enabling standards and regulations.
We are embedded in a community of like-minded specialists and organizations that understand the need for standards and good practices to “do no digital harm” whilst keeping up with the rapid speed of technological innovation and implementation. We recognize and build on an emerging consensus principally articulated in documents such as the Principles for Identification (facilitated by the World Bank’s ID4D project), the Signal Code of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the Platform for Good Digital Identity (facilitated by the World Economic Forum), as well as the Universal Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence (Public Voice, October 2018).