MIT Solve's Mission Billion Challenge: DEADLINE 24 Feb

You have until 24th February, 23:59 EST, to submit your 'digital identification' solution for the chance to win up to $50,000

The challenge:

Despite significant progress in recent years, one billion people are still unable to prove their identity, and millions more have forms of identification that cannot be reliably verified or authenticated.  In an increasingly digital age, the lack of verifiable identification often results in exclusion from economic opportunities and a variety of social and political rights.

ID4D have launched the inaugral Mission Billion Challenge to crowdsource ideas which tackle an issue at the heart of digital identification design: privacy and user empowerment of their identification. 

The Challenge is offering cash prizes totaling US$100,000 with the top prize of US$50,000 for the most promising and innovative ‘privacy by design’ features, such as: 

1. Providing greater oversight and control of personal data. Solutions that can:

  • Enable individuals to inspect, update and correct personal data
  • Provide transparency regarding who has accessed their data and for what purpose
  • Provide the ability to seek redress for unauthorized use

2. 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
  • Enable people to provide consent for the use of their personal data

Example Submissions:

The types of submissions the Challenge is seeking include (but are not limited to):

  • New ways of thinking
  • New technologies or different uses for existing technologies
  • Business and/or technical processes
  • Enterprise, technical or functional architectures

Apply now

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