The government of Catalonia has unveiled plans of launch a decentralized identity platform, dubbed IdentiCAT, which will allow citizens to control their data during interacting with online services with full legal effectiveness and privacy.
Dubbed IdentiCAT will be based on distributed ledger technology (DLT), with the Catalan government acting as the validator for the network. The government will not collect users’ personal data as part of the scheme.
The initiative is being implemented as part of the autonomous region of Spain’s blockchain policy announced in June to boost use of the tech within “public authorities and society.”
Once development is complete, IdentiCAT will be deployed and distributed for use by Catalan citizens, public organizations and companies.