Digital Identity

A user’s digital identity refers to the collection of information that a system or network of systems uses to identify them and allow them access. It is also a determinant of their privileges within said system. 

The digital identity can also mean the total sum of the user’s non-anonymized online footprint, which also ties into the data for the user’s national identification profile.

Some details contained in your digital identity

  • Account usernames and passwords are an integral part of your digital identity for online or networked services.
  • Your search history, purchasing history, online membership, and every geotagged item contribute to forming an accurate picture of your identity.
  • Email addresses often link multiple accounts to the same person.
  • Information, including social security numbers, dates of birth, and also medical records connect your online presence to information in official databases.