The MPID system is a collection of authentication protocols, data management processes, validation services, and secure data transmission services which aid in maximizing the quality and availability of data on a case-by-case basis. With such features as the foundation or "backbone" of the system, any number of additional services are now possible at a fraction of the cost of existing similar services without sacrificing the security of the data. To date, our team has already identified many services and add-on applications which we will build out in order to improve the lives of our members. As each true identity is secured and validated, the system will build a network of information based on facts in which each identity reinforces the identities of those to which the data references. In time, the system will provide a way to not only combat criminal parties, but identify and support the prosecution of those criminal forces.
The security of an identity is only as good as the security of the systems containing the supporting personally identifiable information (PII), sensitive personal information (SPI), protected health information (PHI) and/or other sensitive data. For this reason, the MPID system employs its own protocols and methods to protect itself and your data.
Authentication protocols in use today do not appear sufficient to keep sensitive information safe from hackers, yet easily accessible by the rightful owner. Protocols are also commonly selected by the developers of the host system which increases the likelihood for successful intrusion. The MPID system is designed to allow the use of existing protocols, new protocols developed over time, and allow each member to select the protocols which best meet their needs. Add in the watchful eye of automated intrusion detection and threat reporting processes, and members have a hardened vault at their fingertips at no additional cost.
In order to protect identities, information representing those identifies must be collected, validated, verified, categorized and securely stored. That information spans various degrees of criticality from everyday use, to the most sensitive in nature. Some information is unnecessary to be stored in detail. In those cases, summary information based on the facts is recorded.
The information stored about organizations and individuals must be readily accessible by those parties which are permitted to view it. Data does not carry the same weight for each individual, so the system allows each individual to manage their information as they wish. After all, we at BSP believe that the only system which nears the definition of "one size fits all", is a system which does not attempt to treat people as being the same, but as organic units with individual choices.
As individuals living within a society, we often need to share certain information about ourselves with others in order to conduct business, care for others, and much more. Filling out and submitting paper forms is one of the largest hazards to our identity. When forms are not recognized and treated as being worthy of the highest possible security possible, they become treasure troves for data thieves.
Since the MPID system possesses most of the information that we need to share with others on a regular basis, it provides methods for securely submitting that information to others as directed. No information is ever transmitted from the system on the behalf of an individual except via secure channels. In time, we at BSP hope to eliminate the use of paper and web-accessible forms entirely. In doing so, the system will improve data quality, availability, and traceability.
As individuals enter information into the MPID system, the system engages numerous background processes to automatically validate the entered data to the highest degree possible. When organizations need to validate the information they have on file against the information the MPID system contains, they may send the data in a safe manner and receive a response as to whether the information matches. By providing validation services to organizations, the MPID system is able to improve the quality of data which must remain contained within local organizational data stores. During these operations, the MPID system never sends information to the requesting organization, but rather reports whether the information matches.
Current day marketing campaigns have been shown to place PII at risk, as well as to violate the privacy of others. Do-Not-Call registers were created to eliminate these intrusions, yet many organizations have learned that it is too hard for individuals to hold them responsible for their inappropriate actions. Additionally, some government agencies have stated that they will not block or restrict certain types of calls, such as those pertaining to voting campaigns.
We at BSP believe that privacy is at the direction of each individual, regardless of the manner or reason for contact. The MPID system will provide its members with managed Do-Not-Contact (DNC) registries which indicate the general types of contact permitted. Organizations will be able to query those registers without exposing excessive PII. Organizations which violate the preferences of MPID members will be identified publicly in order to support public awareness and the development of third-party processes (i.e. smartphone apps) which can block further calls from these organizations altogether.
Each individual has employment rights associated with their identity, and these rights differ according to nationality, immigration permissions, past behavior (i.e. felony convictions, probation), age, and security clearances, to name a few. When employees are hired in violation to their work authorizations, it can result in significant financial losses over hiring a more appropriate applicant. What if an individual's work authorization status changes? Will you be made aware of the changes?
To address work authorization concerns, the MPID system will provide status values which can be easily understood. The system will also provide optional services to make employers aware of changes. This functionality will be made possible by allowing courts, immigration authorities, and other government agencies with the ability to update work authorizations individually or in bulk form. These services provide the source organizations, employers, job seekers, immigrant workers, and the public with many added benefits, making the services a win-win for everyone.
In recent years, a number of voter irregularities have been identified, and accusations made against individuals and political parties as to the exclusion, inappropriate inclusion, and tampering with votes. Until authentication of identities can reach a near perfect record of operation, such issues will continue to cause nations to spend large amounts of resources to address and overcome the concerns.
The MPID system is designed to provide each individual with one and only one identity which can be used in conjunction with voting efforts. By logically and automatically restricting voting to qualified individuals, and eliminating paper ballots, manual counting, physical delivery processes, coercion, corruption, hacking, and more, we can reduce the consumption of natural resources, pollution, processing delays, unfounded accusations, and the cost of facilitating the voting process. In fact, the MPID system will provide enhancements to the existing processes, such as providing 30-day voting windows, the ability to change ones vote (or lock it down) any time before the close of voting, near real-time counts of votes, elimination of electoral grouping, and secure records of all actions. In time, governments will be able to present an increasing number of items for public voting, facilitating a more consistent approach to hearing the voice of their people.
The above services are just some of the initial service offerings which are being considered within the initial releases of the MPID system, but this is just the beginning. The MPID system provides a solid foundation upon which many additional services will be built and provided to members worldwide. These present us with opportunities to improve our world for everyone in a fair and equal manner. No individual or government-recognized organization can be denied membership in the system, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, sexual identity, education, national origin, occupation, criminal record, or any other distinguishing characteristic or trait.
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