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Digital identity refers to the sets of data, behaviors, or other factors, such as physical authentication or biological differentiators, that are uniquely linked to one specific individual person, group of persons, nonhuman digital entity, or class of nonhuman digital entities and can be used as proof of the real-world identity of that specific person, group, entity, or class of entities within digital systems. Checking a digital identity requires an authentication process that confirms that the entity claiming to own a specific digital identity and its associated rights can present the required differentiators with sufficient accuracy and reliability as are acceptable to the administrators of a digital system to permit all rights assigned or owned by the identity in question. Digital identity is essential to educational ...

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