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8 Pros and Cons of a Single Digital ID System
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Having one unifying digital ID could help streamline online activities and help inclusion. Or it could have the exact opposite effect.
Many governments, including India and the United States, seek to digitize their citizens. Proponents of a centralized identification (ID) system tout its many benefits, like improved efficiency. However, many believe that a single digital ID system would cause more harm than good.
Would a single digital ID system benefit citizens or pose more risks than benefits?