- A billion people in the world have no legal identity.
- Without an ID they can’t open a bank account, get a loan, or even vote.
- Now a tech entrepreneur has come up with an answer.
- Joseph Thompson’s digital app allows people to prove and protect their identity.
- His company, AID:Tech, has also found a way to protect charity funds from corruption.
A legal identity is not just about opening a bank account: access to healthcare and your right to vote may depend on it. But just under 1 billion people in the world can’t prove who they are, according to the World Bank.
It’s an issue that tech entrepreneur Joseph Thompson has found a way to tackle. His start-up AID:Tech has created a digital app that allows people without official documents to create a personal legal identity.