Illinois begins pilot project to put birth certificates on digital ledger technology

"Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society Director of Privacy Albert Gidari agreed that blockchain is secure and Illinois’ move allows individuals to have better control over their government-issued ID.

“Who you are depends on who the government says you are,” Gidari said, “and this really changes that dynamic and gives you data portability.”

Gidari joked to not think of this as a dystopian future novel the likes of “A Brave New World,” but rather to think of it as a “better brave new world.”"