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31 Mar: C.TI weekly round up!

Here are 3 announcements that caught our attention this week.

  1. US state signs bill to support digital wallet (provide by gov’t) based electronic vehicle titling
    The US state of North Dakota has signed a bill (Senate Bill 2111) to allow for electronic vehicle titling. House Bill 1080 states that the North Dakota Department of Transportation will provide a “digital wallet” for motorists.  An interesting case pointing to government involvement at the policy and technology level. Strong signal of the continued shift to digital for more and more government documents and records. 
  2. Governments from ​​Germany, Catalonia and Azerbaijan share digital identity plans
    A compelling metric underscoring the size of the digital identity opportunity/problem space: “There are 193 countries in the world: 11 have digital identity at scale; 182 of us do not”. Needless to say a significant number of the remaining 182 are on their way.
  3. A changing of the guard; major identity management platform ForgeRock to go entirely passwordless
    A much needed move and strong signal of what is to come. ForgeRock supports FIDO2 WebAuthn standards and passkeys and is most likely to rely on this suite for the upgrade. Passwords and secrets continue to plague users and businesses alike and the transition to FIDO2 based passwordless is underway, slowly and then suddenly.

Adam Lemmon is the Manager of Engineering Operations at Convergence.Tech