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Here’s an interesting recent article on the gig economy, its identity problem and how digital ID could fix it.
Digital ID could also help gig workers manage their “back office.” Many say a common difficulty is in managing taxes, hours worked, and benefits. Let’s say you drive for Uber, Lyft, and your local ride-share app. Having a singular identity across employers, rather than a different user account for every platform, could potentially enable better and more efficient experiences when filing taxes—or even allow portable benefits schemes that are geared toward gig workers.
A digital ID could help people find gigs that are best suited to them, too. Imagine for a moment a talent platform that uses your digital ID to access your resume and your micro-credentials. Now that it recognizes you’re a verified worker, it can help connect you with verified jobs. That means you could find your next gig faster—and your future contractor knows exactly who you are and how you’ve performed on previous platforms.
Whatcha think – good, evil or simply unavoidable? Like it, hate it, Big Brother?