According to the following article,
Proof_of_Authority(PoA) is a modified form of
Proof_of_stake(PoS) where instead of
stake with the monetary value, a
validator’s identityperforms the role of stake. In this context, identity means the correspondence between a validator’s personal identification on the platform with officially issued documentation for the same person, i.e. certainty that a validator is exactly who that person represents to be.
If so, is everybody able to know personal information of a validator like first and last name as a validator ? And if so, we can say that there is no anonymity in Proof_of_Authority?
And this does not affect decision of validators to decide about transactions confirmation ?