The UK Government is planning to implement a new digital identity system for the purpose of enabling citizens to verify their identities for KYC purposes.
The UK Gov have ZERO knowledge about technology or how to go about using it the right way.
The proposal as it stands is to open up government databases to private companies and let them make money from the data.
This will be a privacy disaster.
Does any expert on here have a suggestion to maximise privacy using a ZKP system?
I would like to see a government controlled ZKP verification service that allows third parties to confirm ID with citizen consent.
Also, a system where the citizen can verify their ID themselves and provide a proof to the third party.
I do not want private data companies like credit bureaus having access to confidential citizen data supplied by the government. With ZKP there is no need for that.
If you care about privacy, please respond to the consultation here:
If you have any ideas, please post here for discussion.
If the UK does this the right way, other countries will follow suit.