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Digital Identity

A verified, networked identity claimed in cyberspace by an individual and recognized by one or more entities to enable access to a secure environment, exchange sensitive information, render services, or authorize transactions. The purpose of a digital identity is multi-fold: (1) to bind a real identity to a digital identity; (2) to give the real identity control over their digital identity; (3) in a digital interaction or transaction, to allow the parties to develop trust and have confidence in the other party.