Microsoft and Mastercard to Collaborate on Digital Identities

Some identify management starts with companies trying to figure out who people are. Some starts with people identifying themselves to companies. Mastercard and Microsoft have announced a “strategic collaboration” to help with self-identification. The main idea seems to be building sharable identity credentials into personal devices which are in turn tied to Azure cloud services. In theory, this could reduce the amount of personal information stored elsewhere. Because a tech-savvy company like Microsoft could never get hacked, right?