Privacy Enhancing Credential

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A collection of private and secret data that can be used to prove an assertion in a manner that does not release more private information than absolutely required for the purpose described. Perhaps that term is used to indicate a mobile computer device, which is the preferred technology solution.


  • Regardless of any technology used to protect user data in a credential, it serves no purpose if it is not limited to use in a protected Ecosystem.
  • In some contexts, the term "Privacy Enhancing Credential" is used, although there are very few use cases where a credential is not mobile even when it is just a driver's license in a holder's pocket.
  • Simple credentials that do not rely on secrets to protect user data are not considered to be of any value as a Privacy Enhancing Credential.