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Rachel Welch

16 November 2022 147 Read Resources

What Is Digital Identity?

According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a digital identity is a representation of a person in an online transaction. It includes one or more attributes, such as gender, age, location, and browsing habits. The digital identity is derived from the information people share about themselves or that is publicly available. This information is used to determine the legitimacy of the user.

Digital identities have many practical uses in today's society. Many governments and companies have created digital identity plans and pilot programs. For instance, five states have already implemented digital driver's license pilot programs. A digital identity can be used for any purpose, including identity verification. To ensure your security, it is vital to understand the implications of a digital identity.