Our team at Identity Locker is committed to customer privacy and data protection.
Identity Locker delivers a secure public/private key infrastructure that supports a decentralized identity system that allows you to exercise full control over your identity documents and data.
Our model’s foundation is the storage of your identity documents in a secure PKI-protected enclave, to which only you have access (in fact, our company does not have access to your documents). Our model is distinct from blockchain-derived models, because although it is cryptographically secure, we do not create an immutable blob of data. Instead, you can edit your past documents with fresh documents that are updated with new or more highly verified data.
Identity Locker is a highly secure PKI-protected decentralized identity system optimized for use by average people, like you and me.
A SHORT HISTORY OF DIGITAL IDENTITY
Digital Identity has progressed through many iterations. From early online identity schemes to OAuth interoperating systems like those used by Google, Facebook, and Twitter, online identity has evolved from low-security and easily spoofable identities to more secure, more reliable, and provable identity states.
Schemes based on blockchain have taken hold of the popular imagination recently. Blockchain’s core value is a level of high cryptographic security that renders data immutable or unchangeable after it is deposited in a secure database. Identity must be secure to be trusted, so many people have embraced blockchain as a solution.
The problem all of these identity schemes share is they are based on a centralization model. In the blockchain world, the company owns the keys through an arbitrating entity called an “exchange.” In all these schemes, your identity data then ends up under the control of one central entity – a company owns the keys to the blockchain ledger or the identity database.
Identity Locker has gone beyond blockchain – we’ve embraced the next technology wave: decentralization of identity. In this model, each individual owns their own identity, stored in a highly secure state, but they don’t deliver their identity to a centralized service. Instead, you own your data, and because it is stored in a cryptographically secure state in a format ratified by everyone, it can be entirely trusted by companies and people who consume or use identity.
In 2019, Identity Locker became an early member of the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF) and continues to contribute our ideas to the identity community, so we can continue to improve identity for everyone. You can read more about decentralized identities through this Microsoft white paper, which provides a good primer to decentralized identities.
Identity Locker takes privacy and identity protection seriously. So should you.