Pillar 3: Governance

The final group of principles addresses how ID systems should be governed to protect user privacy and rights, system security, and clear accountability and oversight.

Principle 9. Establishing clear institutional mandates and accountability.

Principle 9 highlights the need for institutional mandates and accountability in the governance of ID systems. Ecosystem-wide trust frameworks must establish and regulate governance arrangements for ID systems. This should include specifying the terms and conditions governing the institutional relations among participating parties, so that the rights and responsibilities of each are clear to all. There should be clear accountability and transparency around the roles and responsibilities of identification system providers.