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Digital Identity Theme Analysis Market Report Overview

Digital identity is a collection of online information about a person, an organization, or a machine, which, when grouped together, can provide a digital representation of that entity. There are many possible use cases, but it took a global pandemic for governments to recognize that vaccination certificates on smartphones enabling foreign travel was the killer app that digital identity could deliver.

The digital identity thematic intelligence report highlights key technology trends, macroeconomic trends, and regulatory trends impacting the digital identity theme. Furthermore, it discusses digital identity value chains, mergers & acquisitions activities, and major milestones in the journey of the digital identity theme.

Report Pages 59
Regions Covered Global
Key Trends Technology Trends, Macroeconomic Trends, and Regulatory Trends
Value Chains Digital ID Creation, Digital ID Platforms, Digital ID Security, and Digital ID Services
Leading Public Companies Alphabet (parent company of Google), Apple, Avast, Experian, GB Group, and IBM
Leading Private Companies Onfido, Signicat, Signifyd, Trulioo, and Yoti

Digital Identity: Key Trends

The key trends that are associated with the digital identity theme can be classified into three categories: technology trends, macroeconomic trends, and regulatory trends.

Technology trends: The key technological trends that will shape the digital identity theme are the introduction of one identity log-in for government services, matching the identity need to the service, tackling the digital inclusion challenge, and the development of device and workload identities, among others. For instance, digital services generally require different levels of identity assurance based on their associated risks. Money being paid into government—e.g., taxes generally have a lower security level than money being paid out. Government departments worldwide tend to walk a fine line between having enough identity assurance and creating barriers for people to be able to access services because of the realization that identity verification is too complex for users to complete.

Macroeconomic trends: The key macroeconomic trends that will shape the digital identity theme are COVID-19 as a catalyst for digital identity, the US’ digital identity laggard, the need for better communication on digital identity, the reliance of digital identity adoption on user need, and China’s leading position in digital identity. For instance, COVID-19 has been a catalyst for digital identity adoption in countries worldwide such as India. With one billion accounts linked to people’s Aadhaar identity numbers, (biometric identity system)  India could channel help to where it was most needed with maximum efficiency. Contrast that with the US, where 90 million paper cheques were sent via ‘snail mail,’ accompanied by a signed letter from President Donald Trump. There is little doubt that COVID-19 has increased the use of digital identity, with mutually recognized and interoperable COVID-19 vaccination certificates also enabling greater international movement for populations largely denied international travel for over two years.

Regulatory trends: The key regulatory trend that will shape the digital identity theme is the alignment of national digital identity legislation.

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Digital identity – Industry Analysis

Digital identity is one of the world’s most significant technology trends. It is being embraced by governments, financial services organizations, and Big Tech. This means a revolution in how individuals interact with public and private organizations is underway. Now how long this revolution will take to deliver a regime change from fragmented paper-based systems to digital identities is unclear.

The digital identity industry analysis also covers:

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Patent trends
  • Company filling trends
  • Hiring trends
  • Use cases
  • Timeline

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Digital Identity - Value Chain Analysis

GlobalData’s digital identity value chain consists of four segments: digital id creation, digital id platforms, digital id security, and digital id services.

Digital ID Creation: Digitalize ID refers to the process of the creation of digital identities. It comprises capturing the personal or machine information necessary to create a digital identity, carrying out the requisite document and biometric verification, and the safe, secure issuance of digital IDs both instantly and where necessary, in high volumes.

Digital Identity Value Chain Analysis

Digital Identity Value Chain Analysis

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Leading Public Companies Associated with the Digital Identity Theme

Some of the leading public companies that are making their mark within the digital identity theme are Alphabet (parent company of Google), Apple, Avast, Experian, GB Group, and IBM.

Leading Private Companies Associated with the Digital Identity Theme

The leading private companies that are making their mark within the digital identity theme are Onfido, Signicat, Signifyd, Trulioo, and Yoti.

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Enterprise Security Software Sector Scorecard

At GlobalData, we use a scorecard approach to predict tomorrow’s leading companies within each sector. Our sector scorecards have three screens: a thematic screen, a valuation screen, and a risk screen.

The enterprise security software scorecard has three screens:

  • Our thematic screen ranks companies based on overall leadership in the 10 themes that matter most to their industry, generating a leading indicator of future performance.
  • Our valuation screen ranks our universe of companies within a sector based on selected valuation metrics
  • Our risk screen ranks companies within a particular sector based on overall investment risk

Enterprise security software sector scorecard- Thematic Screen

Enterprise security software sector scorecard- Thematic Screen

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The digital identity thematic research report also covers the sector scorecard for:

  • Social Media Sector Scorecard


  • This report provides an overview of the digital identity theme.
  • It identifies the key trends impacting growth of the theme over the next 12 to 24 months, classified into three categories: technology trends, macroeconomic trends, and regulatory trends.
  • The industry analysis section includes details of recent M&A activity and analysis of patents, company filings, and hiring data. It also provides a timeline setting out the key milestones in the development of the digital identity theme, along with digital identity use cases across industries.
  • The detailed value chain breaks down digital identity into four segments: digital ID creation, digital ID platforms, digital ID security, and digital ID services.

Reasons to Buy

Digital identity is one of the world’s most significant technology trends. Its embrace by governments, financial services organizations, and Big Tech means a revolution in how individuals interact with public and private organizations is underway. This report identifies companies that are well-positioned to benefit from the growth in digital identities over the next few years.

Alert Logic
Avast (Evernym)
BAE Systems
China Telecom
China Unicom
Deutsche Telekom
Digital Stakeout
HCL Technologies
Herjavec Group
Identity Force
Intesa Sanpaolo
Intesi Group
Lockheed Martin
Lumen Technologies
Mitek (HooYu)
NTT Data
Ping Identity
Post Italiane
Post Office
Raytheon Technologies
Relx (Lexis-Nexis Risk Solutions)
SailPoint Technologies
Singtel (Trustwave)
Skybox Security
Tata Consultancy Services
Tech Mahindra
Token of Trust

Table of Contents

Executive Summary


Technology Briefing


• Technology trends

• Macroeconomic trends

• Regulatory trends

Industry Analysis

• Mergers and acquisitions

• Patent trends

• Company filings trends

• Hiring trends

• Use cases

• Timeline

Value Chain

• Digital ID creation

• Digital ID platforms

• Digital ID security

• Digital ID services


Sector Scorecards

• Enterprise security software sector scorecard

• Social media sector scorecard


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