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The world is moving towards a new era of technological advancements, and with it comes the need for individuals to have digital agency and self-determination. The fifth industrial revolution, the self-sovereign identity movement, authentic data management, and the personal information economy are all key terms that are rooted in the idea of empowering individuals with control over their personal data. 

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The goal is to build new governance systems, establish technical systemic trust, and create trusted personal data-centric value chains to ensure sustainable growth for individuals, communities, societies, and economies.

In this report, we will explore the key terms and concepts related to personal data and identity, and how they are shaping the future of our digital world.

About the Author

Michael Becker is a strategic advisor, author, speaker, and educator. Michael is the founder and CEO of Identity Praxis, and a Director of Ctrl-Shift, both personal data & identity (PD&I) strategic consultancies. Michael offers product development, market development, business development, and marketing services to Fortune 500s, startups, and non-profits worldwide. He helps them envision the future and works with them to achieve their goals.

Michael is also the Mobile Ecosystem Forum PD&I working group Chairperson and the MEF’s PD&I events, content, and research programming lead. He is the author of several books, including the soon to be released—“The Personal Data and Identity Meeting of the Waters: When Two Approaches of Personal Data and Identity Management Converge” and the “5Cs of Knowledge Management: A Guide to Unleashing Your Creative Potential and Contribution.”

Michael BeckerCEO, Identity Praxis