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"The Global Digital ID Prison" by James Corbett of CorbettReport.com

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Spending a lot of cash on as much stuff as you can is more inconvenient but certainly harder to track. Move money in and out of accounts for no apparent reason will mess with an algorithm. It will make you look like a crazy criminal.

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Digitizing everything might not be a good idea.....

For example, old banking system used paper, pen, type writer. Filing in black and white, clear and organized. Computer makes things easier in many ways and save much space required to store paper files. The emergence of internet allowing things to be done more conveniently e.g. ATM card vs counter; interbank or intercountry transfer vs boxes load of cash; online banking vs impersonal presence on the spot. The latest progress is digital currency and mobile wallet. However, online banking and digital currency have hit walls two or three years into operation in some backward countries e.g. money theft, fraud etc.

The key lesson might be:

we would like to allow convenience, but we should not compromise on safety

1. digitization has allowed us to function without cash. At the same time, a bigger issue is fermenting i.e. banks are operating without actual cash involved.

2. digitization allows conveniences unavailable before. For small cash, it is fine to have platforms mushrooming without monitoring. Could there be possibility that platform owners would run away with all money deposited by customers at one point of prosperity?

3. Digitization allows things to be done remotely. But unlawful alteration of important info could also possibly be done via digital space, unconsciously. Or consciously.

Similarly, digitization would allow everything personal to be available at ease, including inserting non existing IDs, trace individual activities and movement until personal privacy and safety could be compromised.

Therefore, private and important info are best kept in the old ways, i.e. filing or in computer storage space not connected to internet. Not everything needs to be digitized, only basic info. Not everything needs to be done conveniently via internet. Old but safer methods must be preserved, not replaced.

Not too sure these make sense, but there ought to be a balance of modern invention and old creation. The former is created by youngs looking for time saving ways to do things; the later was by thoughtful and sensible pioneers. We must adapt but never forsake the basic needs of mankind i.e. security.

 

 

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https://www.activistpost.com/2022/08/gates-calls-social-credit-scores-an-asset-are-they-coming-to-the-us.html

Gates Calls Social Credit Scores An “Asset” — Are They Coming To The US?

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Aadhaar, India’s federally-operated biometric digital ID system, collected the names, finger print scans, and eye scans of 1.2 billion Indians.

The invasive system is praised by Bill Gates, and some US policymakers want to bring a similar social credit database to the USA.

...But Aadhaar is more than just a system that coerces people to submit their personal biometrics to receive their rights. It’s actually a giant social credit system lauded by political heavyweights and global thought leaders.

Not much Western attention been put on the Aadhaar system because it’s been overshadowed by their geopolitical foe – China and its social credit system.

According to the Huffington Post, which received documents under India’s RTI act or Right to Information Act, the Indian government has integrated data collected by Aadhaar to establish a “360-degree database” that “automatically track[s] when a citizen moves between cities, changes jobs, or buys a new property,”

Bill Gates, of all people, explained that the Aadhaar system is “huge asset for India” and branded the creator of the system, Nandan Nilekani – a partner of the WEF (World Economic Forum) – a “hero.”

Despite the dystopian possibilities, elected officials in the US are trying their best to foist a giant biometric digital ID system on the entire population under the guise of inequity.

Illinois Congressman Bill Foster recently introduced the Improving Digital Identity Act which calls for the public sector, namely Homeland Security to work with the private sector to develop a giant digital biometric ID infrastructure for the United States.

Congressman Foster explained to a Gates-funded vaccine ID initiative ID2020 that collecting private biometric information on all citizens could be “leveraged” by the private sector to generate profits....

 

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The simple answer, they want to be able to track everyone, anywhere, anytime, and they want you to volunteer to do it.

I go to extreme measures to protect myself and my family; I pay for a secure IP address through a security company, and email is encrypted to family and close friends along with the business I have ownership in. Even GPS can be interrupted; cells have a powerful VPN. 

I like my privacy, not on social media platforms, and have no interest in being! 

The 40-year-old and under have no concept of privacy; post a picture today and five years after comes back to bite you.

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Prelude...

'bank of central bankers' - Bank for International Settlements

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The crash course for those who don't know about the BIS: It was founded in 1930 as an outgrowth of Rockefeller Trustee Owen D. Young's so-called "Young Plan" to chain German payments for the unpayable WWI reparations scam to a consortium of financiers led by J.P. Morgan. It is located in Basel, Switzerland, but is above Swiss law by terms of a treaty that makes the bank "inviolable" and free from search, seizure or interference in any way by Swiss authorities. And it was identified as the apex of a global system of oligarchical control in a shockingly frank passage by Georgetown historian (and Clinton mentor) Carroll Quigley in Tragedy and Hope:

"The Power of financial capitalism had a far reaching plan, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalistic fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks, which were themselves private corporations."

https://www.corbettreport.com/how-the-banksters-play-good-cop-bad-cop/

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https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/australias-central-bank-working-bis-launch-digital-currency-system

Australia's Central Bank Working With BIS To Launch Digital Currency System

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by Tyler Durden
Tuesday, Aug 09, 2022 - 06:05 PM

Australia's Reserve Bank is launching a pilot program over the course of the next year in collaboration with the Bank for International Settlements (the central bank of central banks) to test the “benefits” of a blockchain ledger based digital currency system.  The central bank is added to a long list of participants in BIS efforts to introduce CBDCs (central bank digital currencies) with the target goal of launching them globally by 2025-2030.

It's important to note that substantial economic changes would have to occur within the next few years in order to make CBDC a viable option for the general public.  Though many people use electronic transactions as a matter of convenience, a large portion of the population still prefers cash.  In the US, surveys within the last few years show that at least 37% of Americans still choose cash over other methods of payment like credit and debit cards.  In Australia, the number stands at around 32%.  

The usage of digital payment systems also does not necessarily denote a societal shift away from the idea of cash, it only shows a preference for convenience.  People still like to know that cash exists as an option if they need it or want it, but central banks are working diligently to remove physical cash as a choice within the next 8 years.  

CBDCs, much like all blockchain based currency mechanisms, are inherently devoid of privacy.  By it's very design, blockchain tech requires a ledger of transactions than can be tracked by governments if they so choose.  Physical cash, though fiat in nature, is at least anonymous.

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With the advent of widespread CBDCs the very notion of privacy in trade would utterly disappear from society within a generation.  Not only that, but if these currencies are tied into a social credit system like the one used in communist China, then there is a good chance governments will be able to freeze accounts or even erase your savings at the push of a button.  And, without physical cash there would be no recourse for trade.  A person deemed “problematic” could be locked out of the economy on a whim.    

The fact that the BIS is so heavily involved in national digital currency programs suggests that the ultimate goal of CBDCs will be an eventual global digital currency – A one world currency mechanism that all other digital currencies are eventually absorbed into.   This collaboration extends to the IMF and World Bank as well. 

With so many physical currencies in use around the world and at least 30% of each western nation preferring cash, there is little chance that central banks will be able to force the issue of CBDCs unless there is an economic downturn or crash that inspires a public outcry for alternatives to existing currencies.  Meaning, banking elites will need a crisis that damages the very buying power of multiple currency systems in order to get people accept an aggressive shift to a cashless society before 2030.

The pitfalls of such a framework are many and the potential for abuse goes far beyond the idea of fiat printing.  CBDCs would give banks and governments ultimate power of influence over the populace, inspiring fear in individuals as they consider the threat that their access to the economy could be severed at any moment should they say or do anything in defiance of the authorities.

Banks and politicians will try to sell CBDCs as the pinnacle of convenience and a necessary transition in order to stabilize the economy.  What they will not mention is the pervasive level of control they will gain in the process. 

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On a postive note...

"Anything But A Cashless Society": Physical Money Makes Comeback As UK Households Battle Inflation

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Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022 - 01:45 AM

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has been pushing hard for a 'cashless society' in a post-pandemic world, though physical money has made a comeback in at least one European country as consumers increasingly use notes and coins to help them balance household budgets amid an inflationary storm

Britain's Post Office released a report Monday that revealed even though the recent accelerated use of cards and digital payments on smartphones, demand for cash surged this summer, according to The Guardian....

https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/anything-cashless-society-physical-money-makes-comeback-households-battle

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Did Amazon Buy iRobot To Map Inside Your Home?

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by Tyler Durden
Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022 - 01:45 PM

Amazon.com Inc.'s $1.7 billion acquisition of robot vacuum cleaner company iRobot Corp. is a move by the megacorporation to use Roombas to map the interior of homes. This data type is a digital gold mine for Amazon because if marketers know more about what's inside, they can easily create tailormade ads. 

From a market perspective, Amazon's acquisition of iRobot is to gain deeper insight into customers' homes via the autonomous robotic vacuum cleaner called "Roomba." ...

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So, what iRobot brings to Amazon is the ability to embed its vast surveillance infrastructure into what appears to be a harmless vacuum, but just as Echo smart speakers are always 'listening,' perhaps the vacuum will always be watching. 

As a reminder, Amazon has a frightening partnership with the Central Intelligence Agency -- maybe it's time to ditch the Roomba. 

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Dozens Of Whole Foods Stores Allow Customers To Pay With Palm Print Biometric Data

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Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022 - 07:40 PM

Amazon's palm-reading payment technology will expand to dozens of Whole Foods locations across California. Shoppers will be able to pay for groceries by scanning the palm of their hand at checkout devices instead of using cash or card, as this is more evidence of the emergence of a cashless society. 

The Verge reported that 65 Whole Foods stores in California would soon get the new payment technology. This is the most extensive rollout by the e-commerce giant since announcing the payment system in 2020. 

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"Customers can set up Amazon One by registering their palm print using a kiosk or at a point-of-sale station at participating stores. To register, you need to provide a payment card and phone number, agree to Amazon's terms of service, and share an image of your palms. Once completed, you can take items to checkout and not have to take out your wallet — or even your phone. A hover of your hand over the device is all that's needed to pay and leave," The Verge said. 

Amazon One has been pilot tested at Whole Foods stores in Los Angeles, Austin, Seattle, and New York. Amazon said customers had found the new payment system more convenient to checkout, though privacy concerns emerged last year by a group of lawmakers who raised questions about the megacorporation collecting biometric data of its customers.

A group of senators in 2021 sent Amazon CEO Andy Jassy a letter for more details about how it scans palm prints. 

Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Jon Ossoff (D-GA) asked Jassy if Amazon plans to expand its biometric payment system and if the data collected will allow the company to increase the effectiveness of targeted ads.  

"Amazon's expansion of biometric data collection through Amazon One raises serious questions about Amazon's plans for this data and its respect for user privacy, including about how Amazon may use the data for advertising and tracking purposes," the senators wrote in the letter.

 Amazon One appears to be ushering in a cashless society where a customer's body is becoming a transactional tool. 

Amazon has successfully provided customers with a convenient lifestyle through high-tech devices (think of Alexa smart speakers and Ring smart cameras), but the only tradeoff is the company harvests user data for advertisement purposes. 

https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/dozens-whole-foods-stores-allow-customers-pay-palm-print-biometric-data

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Here's How A Cashless Society Would Affect Day-To-Day Life

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Authored by Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog,

Have you ever thought about the ramifications of a cashless society? I’m talking about the real, first-person effects, not some ephemeral conspiracy theory or possible biblical prophecy. This is bad news for a lot of reasons, not the least of which are the ways it would affect day-to-day life.

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Here’s my definition of a cashless society, so we’re all singing from the same songbook:

 

Cash would no longer be legal tender, therefore you could not make purchases with it, pay bills with it, or spend it in any way.  You would not be able to deposit cash into your bank account so you wouldn’t be able to accept cash for an exchange of goods or services.

Therefore, cash would be nothing more than a worthless piece of paper. (I know, I know. Debt-based currency is a totally different article though.)

We’re heading this way.

Jose recently wrote that Venezuela is rapidly becoming cashless and here in the United States a concerning early sign is that there is a “change shortage” which is causing many stores to give you your change on a store loyalty card or invite you to donate that change to some cause.

Gifts

Think of all the times that cash is an appropriate gift. I’ve always given money, like stuffing a child’s birthday card with a $20 bill or giving a new graduate some cash to put toward college expenses.  When I got married, we received quite a bit of money from various loved ones. My dad always gave my daughters some spending money of their own each time we visited and they were surprised and delighted every single time.

However, in a cashless society, there are two problems with this.

 

First of all, the recipient would not be able to use the cash. He or she would not be able to spend or deposit it.

Secondly, if a monetary gift is given, it would have to be done with a check or electronic transfer. This means that the government (and the Tax Man) would know precisely how much money any person is given. That might not be a big deal for the 7-year-old who got $20 from grandpa, but what about the graduate who raked in a couple thousand in gifts from family members to celebrate his or her accomplishments? At what point will the government have their hands out for “their fair share?”

Side Gigs

A lot of folks are really struggling right now with the COVID shutdowns. Jobs have been lost, hours have been cut, and financial problems abound. One of the ways that these people are making ends meet is with side gigs. Folks are cutting grass, cleaning houses, driving for Uber, delivering food, babysitting – they’re coming up with all sorts of ways to make some extra money. A huge percentage of these people are being paid in cash.

But if suddenly you can no longer spend your cash, you’d need to be paid electronically. How many people who don’t already have a business have a merchant account for taking credit or debit cards? There are options like Paypal and Venmo, which take a percentage fee, but they’re going to have to figure out something.

And then, as above, every single bit of this side gig money is traceable and trackable. This could quickly turn your 20 bucks from lawn mowing into $15 after taxes.

Selling Secondhand Goods

Raise your hand if you’ve ever sold something to pay a bill.  Me too! I’ve sold jewelry, furniture, exercise equipment – all sorts of stuff to meet an obligation when in a pinch.  Not only that, but I have a yard sale every single year to downsize the things that I found I don’t really use, which often brings in a few hundred dollars.

How will this work in a cashless society? Well, if you are selling just one larger item, you’d probably end up using some kind of payment app like Venmo or Paypal. On the other hand, a yard sale would be nearly impossible to conduct electronically. Who is really going to be able to sit there and do Paypal transactions all day, especially when folks are buying things that cost 25 cents?

And there we are, down another way of making some quick money.

Tips

Lots of folks who work in food service and the beauty industry, just to name two niches, depend on tips to make a living. Generally, tips are collected from tables or paid out at the end of the shift if they were put on a debit card. But…once there is no cash, these tips will have to end up going on a regular paycheck. One hundred percent of this money will be subject to payroll withholdings.

This will mean that a lot of people see a sharp decrease in their earnings, plus they’ll have to wait for their checks to get the money. It puts a lot of power into the hands of the management and it would not be difficult at all for someone to manipulate the amounts the workers have earned.

Children

I’ve written many times about the importance of allowing children to handle their own money. It teaches them responsibility and life skills that will serve them well in the future. (Learn more about talking to your kids about money in this article.) My daughters have had access to money since they were in kindergarten, and possibly before.

Now, how are you going to give a five-year-old access to money if it’s all electronic? Are they going to end up with their own bank accounts and debit cards? That hardly seems realistic. There is also the option of gift cards, but that means the money can only be spent at certain places, taking away the vital learning curve of saving your money to put it toward a Big Goal. Forget lemonade stands, gifts from Grandpa, or putting change in a piggy bank – these will all be things of the past.

The unbanked or underbanked

Eight million households in the United States are “underbanked” or “unbanked.” This means that they don’t have any kind of bank account due to fees, bad credit, or other obstacles. These people rely on check-cashing businesses that already take a hefty fee to give them the pay they’ve earned. What will they do when this is no longer an option?

Most of the people who are unbanked or underbanked are living under the poverty line already. This would mean that they can no longer pick up side-gigs to make ends meet, they can’t do odd jobs, and getting them any kind of assistance will be more difficult.

Slate reports how the coin shortage is affecting these Americans:

To the average American, this shortage may only cause minor headaches—a harder time paying at a parking meter or exact change required at a coffee shop. But some 8 million American households, or 6 percent of Americans, are “unbanked,” meaning that because of fees and other financial hurdles, they have no checking, savings, or money market account. Many rely instead on services such as money orders, pawn shop loans, or payday loans. According to Venky Shankar, a marketing professor at the Center for Retailing Studies at Texas A&M University, Americans who make $25,000 a year or less use cash for around 45 percent of their purchases. So those Americans might struggle to pay for essential services without change on hand. They also might find it more stressful to round up or donate their change, should stores ask for it. “For an unbanked or underbanked person, it could leave them in a horrible situation if they don’t have access to the cards,” saidAngela Lyons, a professor of economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (source)

And this is just a coin shortage. Imagine how difficult it would be if our society became completely cashless.

There is an alarming amount of power in access.

So, we can see this isn’t an ideal situation for any of us.

But even these things are relatively minor in comparison to the potential for abuse against citizens in a cashless society. If every single dime you bring in is tracked and recorded, you will have no financial privacy, and you’ll also be at far more risk. Many of us keep some cash savings around the house for emergencies. Even if there is a bank holiday, we’ll be okay because we have the money sitting around to take care of any incidentals while we are unable to access our banked money.

But what happens when things are cashless? All that money we’ve stashed away over the years would have to go into the coffers and we’d lose a certain amount of control.

It’s all well and good when times are okay, but what happens when there’s a Cyprus-style event and the government decides a bail-in is in order? If you don’t recall, back in 2013, billions of dollars were seized from depositors to protect the small country’s banking system. This was done to make good on an $11.6 billion dollar debt owed to creditors outside the country.

If you think that sounds far-fetched – like something that could “never happen here,” it’s incredibly important to note that we already have language that allows for bail-ins here in the United States. After the bailouts for the economic crisis of 2008, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Act of January 2010, which prohibits government bailouts but allows bail-ins. So, yes, the money in your account could indeed be used to save a floundering bank.

Not only that, but think about the outrageous phenomenon of civil asset forfeiture. If you aren’t familiar with it, that means that an entity can seize your property or money even when you have not been convicted of a crime. Civil asset forfeiture provides billions of dollars to the US Government and local police departments every single year. Imagine how much easier that would be if your wealth was all in one place.

And let me take it just one step further before I take off the tinfoil – think about how many websites, YouTube channels, and social media accounts have been purged and demonetized over the past few years. Is it that much of a stretch of the imagination that this could be taken a step further?

That perhaps unpopular opinions could be fined and money immediately be withdrawn from the accounts of those who dissent with the status quo?

Maybe I’m just another paranoid conspiracy theorist. But are you actually paranoid when “they” are really out to control you?

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Article by the famous Jefferey Jaxen - https://jeffereyjaxen.substack.com/p/another-public-health-emergency-what

A Monkeypox AGENDA...  ...cashless society...

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...A CDC media statement on June 9 specifically states that monkeypox can not spread in the following scenarios: 

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Yet a recent People.com's article quotes an expert stating transmission is possible with “…any high touch items like money, doorknobs, shopping carts, have the potential for transmission…

During the Covid media hype, the idea of physical money already took an early hit despite the public being told the disease was a respiratory illness and studies showing virus transmission from contaminated surfaces was slim to none. Now, with a virus whose transmission happens primarily by direct contact, how will the public respond if cash is spotlighted as a possible vector (despite being true or not)?   

The ‘Great Reset’ crowd is spearheading a switchover to digital currency. The World Economic Forum’s Digital Currency Governance Consortium aims speed the deployment of central bank digital currencies and stablecoins. Klaus wants it. And if Klaus wants it, you should probably think about being opposed to it.   

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First-of-a-Kind Global Resource for Central Bank Digital Currency & Stablecoin Launched

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  • Two kinds of digital currency – central bank digital currency and stablecoins – have caught the attention of policy-makers and the private sector
  • The way global leaders develop, coordinate and regulate such digital currencies will have profound implications on markets, social inclusion and privacy
  • To help inform policy-makers, financial institutions, digital currency issuers and others of the key risks and benefits of these digital currencies, the World Economic Forum partnered with 85 organizations from around the world
  • They produced a state of the art governance resource for leaders to faster assess and evaluate key policy and regulatory actions
  • Learn more and access the tools

Geneva, Switzerland, 19 November 2021 – A new digital currency resource suite aims to help leaders better understand and action new policies and regulations around the rapidly evolving topics of central bank digital currency and stablecoins.

Created by the World Economic Forum’s Digital Currency Governance Consortium, the new tool was created following 18 months of research and analysis with more than 85 member organizations across the public and private sector and civil society. The nearly 200 members of the consortium are from over 30 countries.

The Consortium’s research and findings cover three key topics: regulatory gaps, the value of digital currencies for financial inclusion and aid disbursement, and technology choices. They are broken up into 8 white papers, which can be read here.

Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum said, "This consortium has built on our long history of public-private cooperation to accelerate necessary and timely conversations for responsible digital currency deployment. It has convened the world's leading policy-makers, payment providers, banks, civil society organizations and start-ups to identify and address critical gaps in research and policy guidance."

Anne Richards, Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity International said “Investor and consumer protections continue to be imperative for cryptocurrency and stablecoins, and the Digital Currency Governance Consortium focuses on this important topic, making a valuable contribution in mapping consumer risks and regulatory gaps to inform future policy-making.”

Sheila Warren, Deputy Head of the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network, World Economic Forum said, “This body of work illustrates where opportunities exist and challenges remain to the establishment of a responsible, equitable, and thriving global financial future in which digital currencies play a significant role. The consortium exemplifies public-private collaboration and includes experts from civil society and academia, reflecting the largest and most diverse set of stakeholders ever to convene on these topics .”

The Consortium calls for cross-sector cooperation and a focus on greater interoperability, inclusivity and transparency in the deployment of central bank digital currencies and stablecoins.

It outlines the critical contributions the private sector can make in the areas of design and distribution, as well as provides much needed technical advice to policy-makers.

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https://www.activistpost.com/2022/08/trudeau-is-implementing-a-federal-digital-identity-program.html

Trudeau is Implementing a Federal “Digital Identity Program”

By Keean Bexte

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in lockstep with Klaus Schwab’s Great Reset agenda now that the Liberal government has unveiled its ambitious federal “Digital Identity Program.”

As first reported by True North’s Cosmin Dzsurdzsa, included in Canada’s Digital Ambition 2022 are details about how the federal government is building a digital identity infrastructure that will affect all Canadians.

“The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for government services to be accessible and flexible in the digital age. The next step in making services more convenient to access is a federal Digital Identity Program, integrated with pre-existing provincial platforms,” the report reads.

“Digital identity is the electronic equivalent of a recognized proof-of-identity document (for example, a driver’s license or passport) and confirms that ‘you are who you say you are’ in a digital context.”

As previously reported by The Counter Signal, Canada is already a partner with the World Economic Forum in a digital ID project, which appears to be currently underway at major Canadian airports in the form of ArriveCan.

As per the WEF’s Known Traveller Digital Identity website, “The pilot group, convened by the World Economic Forum, consists of the Government of Canada and the Netherlands, Air Canada, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Montreal-Trudeau International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.”

This updated, ubiquitous digital ID further cements Canada’s commitment to the Forum.

Indeed, the Liberal government has not been shy about admitting that the pandemic provided an opportunity for a reset in how government is done.

Just last year, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland called the pandemic a “window of political opportunity” and “an epiphany.”

Since then, the Liberals have toyed with a series of digital identity verification systems, including the failed federal contact tracking application and the much-maligned CanArrive passport that’s clogging up Canada’s airports.

Despite the chaos that ArriveCan is causing, the Liberals appear hellbent on pushing digital IDs even further regardless of how it affects everyday Canadians.

Source: The Counter Signal

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