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Self-Sovereign Identity Ecosystems : Benefits and Challenges (2021)

Laatikainen, G., Kolehmainen, T., & Abrahamsson, P. (2021). Self-Sovereign Identity Ecosystems : Benefits and Challenges. In E. Parmiggiani, A. Kempton, & P. Mikalef (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems (Article 10). Association for Information Systems. https://aisel.aisnet.org/scis2021/10/

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Laatikainen, Gabriella; Kolehmainen, Taija; Abrahamsson, Pekka

Parent publication: Proceedings of the 12th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems

Parent publication editors: Parmiggiani, Elena; Kempton, Alexander; Mikalef, Patrick

Place and date of conference: Online/ Orkanger, Norway, 9.-11.8.2021

ISBN: 978-82-303-5054-6

Publication year: 2021

Article number: 10

Publisher: Association for Information Systems

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

Persistent website address: https://aisel.aisnet.org/scis2021/10/

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77892


Verifiable credentials, coupled with decentralized ledger technologies, have been potential providers of trustworthy digital identity for individuals, organizations, and other entities, and thus, potential enablers of trustful digital interactions. The rapid development of this technology—called self-sovereign identity (SSI)—and the ecosystems built around it have been fostered even more by the societal needs stemming from the current pandemic crisis, when governments, non-profit organizations, businesses, and individuals are working together on different aspects of SSI to enable mainstream adoption. In this study, we build on rich qualitative data gathered from SSI practitioners to give a fresh overview of the perceived benefits and challenges of SSI. The paper advances research on the domain of SSI adoption and provides valuable insights into the feasibility of SSI for practitioners both in the private and public sectors

Keywords: electronic services; online services; data security; electronic identification

Free keywords: self-sovereign identity; decentralized identity; SSI benefits; SSI adoption

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

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