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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Tasos SpiliotopoulosORCiD,
Dr Magdalene Ng,
Dr Kovila Coopamootoo,
Professor Aad van Moorsel,
Dr Karen ElliottORCiD
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).
Vulnerable individuals have a limited ability to make reasonable financial decisions and choices and, thus, the level of care that is appropriate to be provided to them by financial institutions may be different from that required for other consumers. Therefore, identifying vulnerability is of central importance for the design and effective provision of financial services and products. However, validating the information that customers share and respecting their privacy are both particularly important in finance and this poses a challenge for identifying and caring for vulnerable populations. This position paper examines the potential of the combination of two emerging technologies, Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) and Verifiable Credentials (VCs), for the identification of vulnerable consumers in finance in an efficient and privacy-preserving manner.
Author(s): Spiliotopoulos T, Horsfall D, Ng M, Coopamootoo K, van Moorsel A, Elliott K
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: ACM CHI 2021 Workshop on Designing for New Forms of Vulnerability
Year of Conference: 2021
Online publication date: 10/06/2021
Acceptance date: 02/04/2018
Date deposited: 18/06/2021