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"Known Traveler Digital Identity" (KTDI)


World Economic Forum KTDI project page (with links and list of partners)
March 2020 KTDI specifications
2019 KTDI video on Vimeo
2018 KTDI video on Youtube
Marriot / Accenture presentation on KTDI at 2018 HEDNA hotel IT conference on Youtube
2018 KTDI concept paper
KTDI infographic
KTDI is a "surveillance-by-design" vision for tracking and control of travelers more dystopian than anything we have seen before.

KTDI would use a blockchain-based distributed ledger to bind together, through an app on a traveler's mobile device, all of the following data:

Biometrics (initially facial images, possibly also fingerprints, etc.)

Government-issued ID credentials (passport number, etc.)

Travel history including logs of border crossings, hotel stays, and possibly also car rentals and/or other events

Purchase logs and possibly bank account information and/or other financial and transaction records

Pre-crime predictive "risk assessment" and profiling scores generated at each "intervention" point before and during each trip or transaction