Welcome to the Regi-TRUST Governance Consultation!
Digital TRUST Infrastructure for Discovery and Validation (Regi-TRUST) is an infrastructure project sponsored and hosted at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project is intended to develop and provide a suite of tools to enable discovery and validation of trusted services by leveraging existing Internet infrastructures of the Domain Name System (DNS) and its security extensions.
Implementers can leverage the tools to create purpose-sized meta networks or ecosystems of trusted digital services or service networks operated by all types of entities - allowing users to easily discover services in need and access relevant service information through trusted endpoints and enabling informed decisions about whether to trust and use a service. Imagine a global network of all COVID/immunization certificate services where you can be sure that participating service providers are who they claim they are and you are accessing or directed to their vetted information (instead of phishing information) before sharing your own data or using their services.
Most importantly, Regi-TRUST can enable scalable 'network of networks' model that today’s fully centralized model is not able to. Thanks to the decentralized, cloud-agnostic architecture it adopts, any participating service of an implemented network or ecosystem will be able to maintain the sovereignty and control of their own systems and data. Such an approach provides the necessary trust infrastructure that can help to thwart the ubiquitous phishing attempts mimicking online service organizations, such as government institutions, health providers and banks.
(New) Governance Consultation Summary Report
The success of any network of networks using Regi-TRUST's technical infrastructure relies on good operations and governance. As we release the technical specification of Regi-TRUST, we conducted a five-week public consultation to identify the key governance attributes, drivers, and considerations for Regi-TRUST – from the scope of governance, governance structures and related considerations, to the role of governance in scaling the network. We aim to develop policy and governance guidelines for the COVID-19/public health emergency use case that could be extended to other uses of Regi-TRUST.
To learn more about the consultation and review the outcomes, you can download the summary report here.