What is Global ID?

GlobaliD is a digital identity platform that puts you in control of your identity and your data, allowing you to go about your day-to-day business online without sharing your personal information — unless you want to.

With GlobaliD, you collect verifications, which protect your privacy while giving you permission to take important actions online — like applying for a job, renting a room, or sending and receiving funds. Your GlobaliD identity and your verifications are portable, meaning that you can use it with any GlobaliD partner, and lets you control others’ access to your data.

What is your GlobaliD name?

Your GlobaliD Name is a unique handle that represents your digital identity. Any verifications you collect are tied to your GlobaliD Name, allowing you to build a trusted reputation for this identity. You can claim any GlobaliD Name of your choosing as long as it’s available — it doesn’t have to be your real name. You can also claim more than one GlobaliD Name.

How GlobaliD verifications preserve your privacy

GlobaliD is a self-sovereign identity (SSI) solution that puts individuals back in control of their identity and their data while preserving their privacy.

A key pillar of this solution is the concept of verifications. The idea is pretty straightforward:

Verifications provide objective proof that users’ provided information was verified as true by a specific third-party verification agency.

For instance, with GlobaliD, I can obtain a verification of my government ID through Onfido, a verification agency, which is now attached to my unique GlobaliD name. Any service that requires a verified government ID can now see that I indeed have one — without ever needing to access my government ID or the corresponding data.

It’s a simple concept that can have a profound impact on your privacy and the ownership of your identity and your data