ID Cards – UK's high tech scheme under the microscope

People who've followed this blog for a while know that I'm very interested in the debate around government issued ID cards currently taking place in Britain. Like Americans, Britons aren't used to compulsary ID cards. The proposed British scheme is based on a single universal identifier used across all government contexts and possibly across commercial … Continue reading ID Cards – UK's high tech scheme under the microscope

Doc's links

Want some links? Doc Searls has been assembling some over at Doc Searls’ IT Garage (the blog where he discusses identity issues): Here's a pile of links on the Identity Conversation, coming out of last week's DIDW conference in San Francisco… Seven Laws of Identity, by Kim Cameron Microsoft's Vision for an Identity Metasystem, by … Continue reading Doc's links

From the Putting Two Plus Two Together Department

Panopticon – the 15th Annual Conference on Computers, Freedom & Privacy – is taking place this week at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. The list of speakers and participants is a privacy who's who. It includes Stefan Brands, well known to readers of this blog given his crossover into identity technologies, as well as Daniel … Continue reading From the Putting Two Plus Two Together Department

On the Identity Trail

Thanks to Stefan Brands for pointing us to On the Identity Trail – a really interesting blog on “Understanding the importance and impact of anonymity and authentication in a networked society”. It sports the “animated fingerprint’ shown here (Warning! Don't look at it for too long!) and in addition to Stefan, the group includes luminaries … Continue reading On the Identity Trail