The foundation of an individual’s data is their identity. It is their personal property vouched for by a recognized authority on the day of their birth or soon after. These credentials cannot be revoked. 

The Right To An Identity

In most countries, an individual’s identity is registered in the form of a birth certificate and the data is held by the central government allowing for replacement in the event of the loss of the certificate.

Any additions to fundamental credential data are subject to verification by the original validator or its delegates.

In vouching for the individual, the validator may also confer other data on the individual such as citizenship and other rights which that confers. The validator holds its own copy of this validation data to use for validation purposes. This data can never be revoked.