We are entering a world of digital identity where privacy and freedom aren’t valued.
A digital identity system is a database of digital identities that can be used to authenticate individuals online. While this may seem like a convenient way to verify someone’s identity, it also poses a serious threat to privacy and freedom.
The World Economic Forum is one of the main proponents of digital identity systems. For those not in the know, the Forum is a Swiss nonprofit organization that allegedly promotes global economic cooperation. In reality it is an exclusive club for the global corporate and political elite where policy agenda such as the Great Reset are dreamt up.
The World Economic Forum has been instrumental in bringing together the ID2020 Alliance which aims to create digital identities for everyone in the world. The project is being supported by major corporations, such as Microsoft, The Rockefeller Foundation and Accenture.
The digital identity system being promoted by the World Economic Forum would require individuals to share personal information, such as their name, date of birth, address, and biometric data, with a central authority. This authority would then issue a digital ID that could be used to access online services.
Here are just some of the ways that a digital identity system can erode privacy and undermine freedom:
- It can lead to mass surveillance: A digital identity system makes it much easier for governments to track your activities online. This can lead to mass surveillance, where the government monitors all of your online activity, recording everything you do and reading all your emails, texts and social media posts.
- It can be used to target and discriminate against certain groups of people: We can see this already with the Chinese Communist Party using its digital identity systems to track and persecute ethnic minorities, such as the Uighurs.
- It could make it easier for companies to get your data: A digital identity system could lead to government providing your data to private corporations. With this data, companies could track your online activity, including what websites you visit, what products you buy and what opinions you express.
- It undermines freedom of expression: By tracking your online activities, governments and companies can see what content you are consuming and what opinions you are expressing. This can lead to censorship and the suppression of dissenting voices.
The World Economic Forum‘s push for digital identity systems is a major threat to privacy and freedom. It poses a serious threat to our privacy and freedom, and we should oppose the implementation of such a system in our own country with vigour.