World Bank to Award Privacy Innovators in Mission Billion Challenge

World Bank to Award Privacy Innovators in Mission Billion Challenge


The World Bank Group’s Identification for Development (ID4D) initiative recently launched a program called Mission Billion Challenge which seeks to award innovators who are able to offer solutions that can greatly improve data privacy, particularly in the field of digital identification systems.

Makhtar Diop, vice president for infrastructure at the World Bank, said that they will be awarding cash prizes totalling US$100,000, with the top prize of US$50,000 for the most promising solutions that enhance trust, as well as protect and prevent the misuse of personal data.

The Mission Billion Challenge is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Australian Government, and Omidyar Network, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. The challenge will also be powered by MIT’s Solve platform, an initiative that uses open innovation and crowdsourcing to solve global challenges.
Source: Disrupt Africa

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