Companies, NGO’s, communities, education institutions, Governments and their ministries and agencies, and all kinds of other groups. How does Internet Identity work for them on a practical level?
For as far as I understood, the Internet Identity is not linked to real world identity and only with devices. I guess such groups can form an identity, say a company can register each of its devices. But can there be support for its individual members, and a possibility to define different roles for different members? What about devices that are for common use between component members, how will they be able to differentiate who is using the a device at any given instance?
These are questions that arose when I thought of how not having our personal identity linked with the internet identity can affect usage, for I felt having them linked through KYC was an ideal solution to losing your Internet Identity in case of losing devices, them being compromised, etc, as well as the issue of identities for groups and their individual members.
And I can’t specially shake the feeling of the threat of compromised devices, it can be as simple as stolen devices but also extreme cases like an individual being held hostage to get access or using the fingerprint of an unconscious person. Maybe I’m paranoid watching too many movies with “bad people” but, they are all potential threats, right? Or am I missing something here?
Don’t get me wrong, I am loving the ease of use without having to use passwords, but the potential down sides are a bit scary!