National Technical Specification for Digital Credentials and Digital Trust Services
What this Standard Covers
Digital credentials are electronic representations of the physical certificates and IDs that enable the economy to function. Held in user-controlled digital wallets, they can include electronic versions of documents like plane tickets, driver’s licenses, university degrees and even certificates of incorporation for businesses. These applications are underpinned by technologies such as blockchain-based data registries and issuing and verifying systems that are collectively known as “digital trust services.”
This technical specification sets minimum requirements to ensure that digital credentials and trust services are interoperable between businesses and governments and create a seamless experience for users.
About this Standard
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Draft number: D3
Date posted: 2023-01-09
Comments due by: 2023-01-27
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References and links highlighted in the standard are not accessible through the version of the Specification in the commenting tool. See below list of references and links:
- CAN/CIOSC 100-1, Data governance – Part 1: Data-centric security
- ISO/IEC 27018
- ISO/IEC 29100
- Cryptographic Module Validation Program
- Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0 W3C Recommendation.
- CAN/CIOSC 103-1 Digital Trust and Identity – Part 1: Fundamentals
- Best practices for passphrases and passwords (ITSAP.30.032)
- EN 301-549
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