The Decentralists – Identity is a Ticking Time Bomb

We talk a lot about digital identity on The Decentralists. What is Identity? What makes Identity self-sovereign? Why is decentralized identity better than centralized like that offered by Single Sign-On? 

This week we talk about another important risk of centralized identity, the linking of personally identifiable data (PII). 

To put this important issue in context we have a couple of interesting examples in the news just this week Brian Barrett from WIRED reported on new dangers resulting from a breach of up to 100 Million user records at T-Mobile. Kim Lyons from The Verge reported that Tinder is going to start offering Identity verification to all it’s users. 

These two reports may not appear to be similar, but Henry, Mike and Geoff do their best to explain.