Open Source Driving the European Digital Decade | Spain
OpenForum Academy Symposium 2023
The EU Open Source Policy Summit 2024
Hosted by MEP Sorin Moisa (EPP) and OpenForum Europe, this roundtable will move the focus away from the fin-tech applications of Blockchain technology to an application that is receiving increasing attention, and one that holds significant potential in technologically and politically relevant fields: self-sovereign identity (SSI).
Self-sovereign identity is the next step in the evolution of digital identity management. It provides the user with individual control, security and full portability, by making the individual their own identity provider and storing the record of identity transactions in a distributed ledger. We could thus move beyond the insecure silos of directories, passwords and usernames to improve how the internet works. By extension, the technology has the potential to revolutionise how individuals interact with public administration and business.
After the speakers’ opening statements, Dr. Alea Fairchild, Research Fellow and Director of the Constantia Institute, and OpenForum Academy Fellow, will facilitate a discussion under Chatham House rules between our panelists on the following questions:
MEP EPP, International Trade Committee, Delegation for Relations with the United States of America