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Pros & Cons of Digital ID’s.

While a Government ID like driving license or passport gives you anonymity while travelling or buying restricted items like Alcohol or Cigarettes if you lose it it could be dangerous since a driver’s license has your full name, DOB and address on it, it’s private to an extent while passports prove what nationality you are your full name and your passport number both could cause problems with identity theft a digital ID would stop this but open up so many more problem in the process.

Pros:

  1. Ease of access.
  2. Securer than carrying your name, DOB and address in your wallet which could get lost or stolen.

Cons:

  1. A lot of sensitive data is more centralised meaning a potentially central point of attack.
  2. Opens a market for fraudulent apps espescially on Android.
  3. Pegasus spyware.