Social Credit System is the umbrella term to describe the multiple reputation systems being experimented by Chinese companies and local governments. It is being promoted as a means to improve trustworthiness in a digital economy. So in this episode, Manoj Kewalramani, Nitin Pai, Manasa Venkatraman, and Pranay Kotasthane discuss this system and the possible alternatives for improving trust. They discuss the trade-offs involved between liberal societal outcomes and individual choices. This is the first part of an ongoing conversation at Takshashila on managing security and privacy in a digital economy.