The Alicem app: a controversial digital authentication system (I'm Tech/The Conversation)


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Some digital innovations, although considered to be of general interest, are met with distrust. A responsible innovation approach could anticipate and prevent such confidence issues. “Alicem” is a case in point.

Alicem is a smartphone app developed by the State to offer the French people a national identity solution for online administrative procedures. It uses face recognition as a technological solution to activate a user account and allow the person to prove their digital identity in a secure way.

By Laura Draetta, associate professor in sociology and Valérie Fernandez, professor in digital economics, holders of the Chair of Responsibility for Digital Identity at Télécom Paris.

This article was republished from The Conversation under the Creative Commons license. Read the original article here.