How has identity evolved over the years?

Last updated: 05 May 2023

Did you know that tattoos were some of the first forms of identity verification? They were ways to display attributes such as social status, familial ties and associations with certain groups.

Similarly, did you know that we can record the use of fingerprints back to the ancient Babylonians who used them to seal business transactions on clay tablets?

Identity verification has been around for thousands of years, constantly evolving with societal change and technological advancements.

The latest evolution is that of digital identities, which are fast changing how we verify who we are, bringing with it advantages for individuals, businesses, governments and organisations.

In this article for Business Reporter, Justin Walker, VP Digital Transformation at Thales, looks back at our understanding of identity and how it has developed drastically over hundreds, and even thousands of years.

Read the full article here: The history of digital identity.

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