Bill Gates Unveils His Preferred National Digital ID Program

Posted by on August 22, 2023 3:04 am

Bill Gates is now pushing the digital ID slavery system for humanity, and the billionaire globalist recommended which platform he prefers.

“850 million people lack ID that proves their identity. As a result, they’re shut out of a lot of services that could change their lives,” Gates said Monday.

“That’s why I’m so excited about MOSIP, an open-source technology that could dismantle barriers worldwide.”

“Proof of identity enables people to fully participate in the economy,” Kanwaljit Singh, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes.

If you can’t prove your identity, then you can’t access services.

The idea is to corral humanity into a digital surveillance system.

“Fortunately, a formidable solution has emerged: an open-source, customizable digital ID system called Modular Open Source Identity Platform (MOSIP) that is available to all countries for free,” Singh writes.

From the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation:

A small but mighty team in India developed this technology for creating national digital ID systems, with funding from our foundation. Since 2018, 11 countries, nine of them in Africa and two in Asia, have signed memoranda of understanding with MOSIP to pilot the system. More than 90 million people have been registered for MOSIP-based IDs in the Philippines, Ethiopia, and Morocco as part of national deployments. MOSIP is a powerful example of how low- and middle-income countries can harness open-source technology to improve lives and accelerate development.

“Digital ID systems are one of the three pillars of what’s known as digital public infrastructure (DPI); the others are digital payment systems and data exchange systems,” Singh writes.

“A digital ID system is critical because people need a verified identity in order to tap into DPI’s other benefits, from digital bank accounts and instant payments to mobile phone accounts and personal data management.”

Aadhaar, India’s controversial national digital ID system, provided the inspiration for MOSIP.

The country’s national digital ID system enrolls over 99% of Indian adults, making it the world’s largest national digital identification system.

Cont. from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation:

True to Rajagopalan’s prediction, Aadhaar transformed life for people across India. Access to an inclusive digital ID system meant that people no longer had to rely on intermediaries. The system also made life easier in other important ways. Within a decade, bank account ownership in India more than doubled, to 78% in 2021, and brought millions of Indians, especially women, into the formal economy. This achievement would otherwise have taken 45 years. The system has broadened the reach of social safety net programs, reduced waste, and made the government more responsive during times of crisis.

Rajagopalan and a team of programmers at IIIT-Bangalore wanted the benefits of a system like Aadhaar to reach a global audience. So they set out to build MOSIP—a flexible, inclusive, and trusted digital ID system that any country could customize to meet its specific needs.

According to its website, “MOSIP is a modular and open source identity platform that helps user organisations such as Governments implement a digital, foundational ID in a cost effective way, while embracing the best practices of scalability, security and privacy harnessing the power of open source.”

“Being modular in its architecture, MOSIP provides lot of flexibility in how they implement and configure their foundation ID system. It is a unique, universal, and progressive digital identity system which is also an open source platform that nations can reuse freely and build their own identity systems.”

In addition to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Sir Ratan Tata Trust and Omidyar Network provide funding for the digital identification system.

Reclaim the Net discussed the implications on personal data with the widespread usage of a national digital identification system.

Adapting MOSIP to each nation’s unique requirements means collecting and customizing vast amounts of personal data. The system, despite its boasts of an 80+ vendor ecosystem, raises red flags.

The higher the number of vendors, the greater the potential access points for data breaches. Although MOSIP offers complimentary training, product showcases, and a certification process, the complexities of managing multiple vendors across various countries can jeopardize the sanctity of personal data.

MOSIP’s ambitious plan to register 1 billion individuals in the coming decade only intensifies the concerns. While the Gates Foundation views digital ID systems as integral to fostering digital public infrastructure (DPI) that can, in theory, stimulate economic growth, the risks to personal privacy cannot be ignored.

Though DPI promises to streamline transactions for individuals and governments, its adoption without robust privacy safeguards can lead to potential misuse, surveillance, and unwarranted data access.