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OWNERSHIP component

Answers this Authenticity question:

Question: Personal control of information about oneself has been a long-sought goal of privacy activists. How can a universal identity credential restore privacy rather than erode it even further?

Answer:The foundation of real privacy is your own control over information that identifies you. Without such strong controls, individuals will rightfully resist the idea of a strong identity infrastructure. While the companies that accumulate information about you regard that information as their own corporate asset, the PIOC provides technological and legal tools by which you can reclaim that asset as your own personal property. property. The PIOC uses accountable anonymity, letting you assert your identity without disclosing your identity.