Over the last couple of months a group called ''ID2020" has been getting exposure online after the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic broke out. The Digital Identity Alliance also referred to as ''ID2020" is a group who's purpose is for the advancement of policy and technology towards giving everyone in the world a Digital ID. Yes you read that right, they want to give everyone in the world Digital ID's.
What has really caught people's attention about this group is who some of the highly influential members are in Politics, Business and Technology including Microsoft, The Rockefeller Foundation, Gavi The Vaccine Alliance, Hyperledger, The International Computing Center, Accenture and Ido. One of those names might have stood out if you follow the Crypto/Blockchain world. The Linux Foundation Blockchain Project Hyperledger is listed as an official member on the Digital Identity Alliance website. The website also implies that blockchain technology could be used as a privacy framework for the Digital ID's.
New technologies, including blockchain, when used in conjunction with long-proven technologies, such as biometrics, now make it possible for all people to have access to a safe, verifiable, and persistent form of identity. - The ID2020 website
They even give a timeline of when the UN wants this done by:
In September 2015, all United Nations member states adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, including their commitment to “provide legal identity for all, including birth registration” by 2030. - The ID2020 website
What's shocking to me is how transparent they are about their goals and who's involved with the group. Their website is filled with enough information to send you down multiple metaphorical ''Rabbit holes''.
The Digital Identity Alliance Official Website: https://id2020.org/