Catalonia Government to Build DLT-Based Identity Platform for Citizens
The government of Catalonia has announced it will develop a decentralized identity platform aimed to give citizens control of their own data when interacting with online services.
According to a press release on Monday, the IdentiCAT project was announced today by Jordi Puigneró, minister of Digital Policy and Public Administration, as part of the ministry’s primary objectives, to “qualify and digitally empower Catalan citizens so they may carry out activities with full assurance and security in the digital society of the 21st century.” It also comes as part of the autonomous region of Spain’s blockchain policy announced in June to boost use of the tech within “public authorities and society.”
Dubbed IdentiCAT, the platform will be based on distributed ledger technology (DLT), with the Catalan government acting as the validator for the network. The government will not collect users’ personal data as part of the scheme.