In our big data intensive society and economy, more data came to mean more value, arguably because it leads to more reliable predictions about both natural individual and societal processes. However, practice shows that the more society comes to rely on big data systems, the more vulnerable we become when those systems are actually not reliable (enough). With the panel, we want to highlight the importance of reliability of both technical and societal systems and how they can interact. In particular we aim to generate discussion about the reliability of digital identities. The following, in particular, will be discussed:
• How to find legal, technological and societal solutions for improving the reliability of personal data that establish a personal identity?
• How to find legal, technological and societal solutions for improving the reliability of systems using these identities?
• How to find legal, technological and societal solution for tackling systems and processes that undermine the reliability of personal identities and their use?