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Published: 26 March 2020

Known Traveller Digital Identity Specifications Guidance

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The Known Traveller Digital Identity (KTDI) concept relies upon a trusted, decentralized and interoperable identity platform enabled through technologies including blockchain, biometrics, mobile devices, and cryptography. The Forum and its partners are currently piloting components of the KTDI concept in a real-life, cross-border context to further enhance the concept and inform future pilots. The pilot learnings will also help inform the development of best practices and standards in collaboration with international regulatory and standards-setting bodies and industry.

The Known Traveller Digital Identity (KTDI) concept relies upon a trusted, decentralized and interoperable identity platform enabled through technologies including blockchain, biometrics, mobile devices, and cryptography. The Forum and its partners are currently piloting components of the KTDI concept in a real-life, cross-border context to further enhance the concept and inform future pilots. The pilot learnings will also help inform the development of best practices and standards in collaboration with international regulatory and standards-setting bodies and industry.

As the pilot is underway, this White Paper documents the standards, open specifications and industry best practices that have shaped the initial pilot and that provide guiding principles for the KTDI concept and any related future pilots towards the end-state vision of global interoperability. The document references applicable standards, capabilities and functionalities that comparable solutions should consider in order to interoperate with the KTDI concept.

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