The same way Apple and Google worked together on a contact tracing app when the pandemic escalated earlier this year, today’s columnist, Carey O’Connor Kolaja of AU10TIX, says companies need to work cooperatively to protect digital identities. (theglobalpanorama/CreativeCommons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 CC BY-SA 2.0)

We live in a digitally-dependent world, and the pandemic has only accelerated the mass digital migration. With every personal device that we connect, another pathway gets opened as an access point for fraudsters.

As people move fluidly between physical and digital interactions, static identities are no longer sufficient to verify people, their actions or intentions. But with technology, progressive policies and consumer education, we can create a trustworthy digital identity ecosystem that improves the security, privacy and convenience of identification — a critical step in instilling confidence in global connectivity.

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