Recommended LER Technical and Functional Requirements — Velocity Network Foundation

Last Updated: 04/15/2024

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This document from Velocity Network Foundation, published September 2023, provides technical requirements for effective Learning and Employment Records (LERs). An LER empowers individuals with control over their career records and reputation, allowing them to share credentials with relying parties to prove their qualifications. The system emphasizes rigorous verification methods to ensure the credibility and trustworthiness of credentials. Interoperability and global compliance are crucial for its success, as is the prevention of vendor lock-in and the safeguarding of workforce privacy.

The document also outlines specific functional requirements for LERs, including seamless compatibility with labor market practices, robust trust frameworks, and compliance with modern privacy regulations.

Recommendations are organized into two categories: functional requirements by goal, and requirements by functional area.

Functional Requirements by Goal

  • Achieve Credential Utility Across All Sectors
  • Provide Real Utility for Relying Parties
  • Protect Workforce Privacy
  • Safeguard Against Identity Theft and Phishing
  • User-Centric Design
  • Drive Adoption at Scale by Employers
  • Drive Adoption by Issuers of High-Stakes Credentials
  • Mitigate Workforce Vendor Lock-In Risks

Requirements by Functional Area

  • Personal Sovereignty
  • Seamless Compatibility with Labor Market Practices
  • A Robust Trust Framework
  • Compliance with Modern Privacy Regulations

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