Digital Government Documents
Governments can issue verifiable documents in digital format
Documents can be stored on a mobile phone
Documents can be automatically verified while respecting user privacy
Why it matters
Administrative procedures require the verification and authentication of official documents, which is time-consuming and complex. Digital documents allow automation, freeing civil servants for more useful tasks.
Self-sovereign identity, zero-knowledge proof and digital identity technologies ensure user data is kept secure and private. Standard protocols mean documents can be recognized by different ministries and private operators without databases being shared.
- Business and citizens securely download and store government documents in digital wallets on their mobile phones. They provide them as required and choose the information they wish to share.
- Governments issue digital documents and create digital identities for users. The documents are verified as part of an automated procedure.
Digital government documents are available to any government that issues or requires official documents as part of their administrative processing. It can be implemented within existing laws.
- Bhutan: Digital certificates will be issued to registered companies, travel agencies and rural cottage industries.
- Baghdad, Iraq: Digital certificates will be issued to registered companies.
The project team analyses with government officials the documents they wish to place online.
The project team creates the documents and decentralized identifiers.
The project team customises the online platform and mobile wallet to issue and receive digital documents.
The project team trains government staff to operate the system.