Singapore may use Dynamic Isolation of Virtualized Applications (DIVA) technology to manage citizen’s digital identity
The government of Singapore has developed technology that allows citizens manage their digital identity with the help of flash-based devices. The OS-independent application, unveiled in October at the Governmentware 2007 conference and named DIVA for Dynamic Isolation of Virtualized Applications is loaded on portable flash-based storage and can be used with mobile devices and PCs. The core function of the software is to verify the identity of the user in electronic transactions, and serves as a form of “mobile identity” and two-factor authentication. DIVA is the next iteration of a previous smart card chip-based technology named DORIS (Digital Online Registration and Identification System), but protects a user’s identity with software rather than hardware tools. Whether individual organizations adopt this new identity protection scheme is up in the air.
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