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Digital Identity

Our Vision

We envision a world where people can digitally interact with one another and organizations seamlessly, without friction and with confidence; a world where trust can be easily established, and people quickly recognized in order to gain access to the services or experiences they desire; a world where our digital interactions will be multifaceted, from PCs and smartphones to connected homes, cars and wearables, and by voice, touch and presence.

This is why it is essential to establish and safeguard trust in digital interactions.

Read more about Mastercard's vision and why trust is fundamental to digital interactions

Mastercard Principles of Digital Identity

Mastercard’s principles of digital identity place the user in control, are core to our envisioned service and guide our design, technology and business choices.


See our Vision Paper for definitions of each Digital identity Principle

Thought Leadership

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Future of Digital Identity | Future Agenda

This report outlines the findings and insights of a Future Agenda Open Foresight Program exploring the future of Digital Identity. It is built from the outputs of a multi-country program of workshops and insight gathering that included over 120 leading experts, decision-makers and stakeholders in the field.

Blueprint for Digital Identity

A Blueprint for Digital Identity | World Economic Forum

This report discusses the different structures for identity systems and which configurations are best suited to solving different problems. It provides a perspective on the role of financial institutions in building digital identity systems.

Better Identity in America

Better Identity in America: A Blueprint for Policymakers | The Better Identity Coalition

This report puts forth a set of consensus, technology-agnostic policy recommendations for improving identity in America by the Better Identity Coaliton.

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Building Trusted & Resilient Digital Identity | Business Roundtable

This report provides an action plan for the government and industry to make online user experiences safer and more secure for all Americans, underpinned by six objectives for improving digital identity.

Our Partners

No single government, technology company, financial institution or industry sector can effectively deliver a digital identity service by itself. Partnership and cooperation are required. This enables us to achieve together what is not possible alone.


Mastercard and Microsoft announced a strategic collaboration to improve how people manage and use their digital identity.


Mastercard announced a collaboration with Samsung to explore and deliver a better way for people to verify their digital identity on the mobile devices they use every day. 

Meet Us Here

Samsung DevCon

October 29-30, 2019

San Jose McEnery Convention Center
408 Almaden Blvd
San Jose, CA 95113, USA

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Web Summit

November 4-7, 2019

Altice Arena
Rossio dos Olivais, 1990-231
Lisboa, Portugal

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connect: ID 2020

March 10-11, 2020

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Past Conferences

Know 2019

Connect id 2019


European Identity & Cloud Conference 2019

OIX Open Identity Exchange

Digital: ID 2019


business roundtable

European Forum Alpbach


Consumer Identity World EU 2019

AI World Conference & Expo