2019 Mission Billion Challenge Winners
Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice President for Infrastructure, announced that the winner of Mission Billion was Simprints, for its open source toolkit that uses audio messages during registration to help people provide meaningful informed consent and to understand how their data is going to be used. Watch the recording.
Second place was Solid, which uses existing World Wide Web Technology to build a decentralized digital ID and data storage platform. And tied for third place was Blockcerts, which is an open standard that empowers people with control over sharing and verifying their documents and credentials, and Sthan, which replaces postal addresses with a privacy-protecting reimagination of what it means to physically locate a person or place.
How can digital identification systems in developing countries be better designed or adapted to protect people’s privacy and empower them with greater control over their personal data?
See 2019 Submissions
Visit the MIT Solve platform to see the 2019 Mission Billion Challenge submissions.
The 2019 Challenge aimed to surface practical and cost-effective ‘privacy by design’ features that can be embedded into digital identification systems, such as:
Providing greater oversight and control of personal data.
Solutions that enable individuals to inspect, update and correct personal data; provide transparency regarding who has accessed their data and for what purpose; and the ability to seek redress for unauthorized use.
Preventing the misuse of personal data.
Solutions that can help protect an individual’s personal data from misuse or unintended disclosure, such as through minimizing, hiding, compartmentalizing personal data, tamper proof logs, or other means.