Using new technologies to defend the rights of vulnerable people, and give every human being worldwide secure, sovereign control over their own digital identity. Concrete step towards E-sovereignty by providing the basic tools and solving towards persistent storage and selective disclosure.
Applied Human Rights
Proof of Concept/Prototype
Digital identity and human rights
We believe that identity and documentation is the cornerstone of human rights, and should be the first step in mind to help the identity-less problem. The ability to provide people the right of identity will not only make other social services like education and healthcare more possible but can also maximise the impact of those services while preserving people’s dignity and independence. Identity is tantamount to anything we do in this space - we must go further to solve for the more difficult areas such as storage. Certainly 1.7 billion people is a large number - but the opportunity is really for all of us.
The humanized internet’s focus is to close the gap of 1 billion people without proof of identity. Especially in the case of refugees and forced migration. Moreover there are over 65 million people who are displaced.
Using blockchain to provide “Credentialling” capabilities to the individual is the first step. The mobile phone is a basic tool for the individual. The Humanized Internet is already one of the winning partners of the MIT 2018 Solve Project Frontlines for Healthcare: https://solve.mit.edu/challenges/frontlines-of-health/solutions/4269 We would like to go further and solve for a much more difficult problem and that is portable storage that is persistent and non-centralized possessing the capability of a digital “real time apostille” that may be provided by “trusted institutions and organizations.
-Monique Morrow -Mark Kovarski -Akram Alfawakheeri
Akram Alfawakheeri, Business Development
The Humanized Internet is working to use new technologies to defend the rights of vulnerable people, and give every human being worldwide secure, sovereign control over their own digital identity.
The humanized internet as a non-profit NGO that is aimed at leveraging advanced technology such as blockchain for humanitarian causes is very much aligned with the values of Blockchain4Humanity. There are shared visions and goals to use technology to its maximum potential in order to make a social impact and help those in need.
The project is still in developing stages, and has not received any funding.
- Applied Research at the Alexander von Humboldt Internet and Society - Berlin including being one of the winning cross-org for Advocate Europe, https://advocate-europe.eu/ideas/digital-identity-citizenship-and-democracy-in-eur/ -Development of ecosystem of partners to include: procivis.ch; Andan Foundation; Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools; -architecture design. We would like to develop a prototype for persistent and selective storage and respond to the following questions : 1. Do we have a trust deficit when speaking about the mirroring of our physical identities to our digital identities? 2. How do we define trust as per 1 above? 3. What is the polarity between trust, privacy, and cybersecurity when referring to digital identities and so-called portability of these identity sets? 4 What standards exist? What standards must be developed 5. What does an inclusive Digital Identity and Trust Architecture look like?