Making InfoCard design decisions clear

I've come across a posting by Ben Laurie which deserves comment. Ben begins this way: Here’s some specific criticisms. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong. Law 4, “Directed Identity” says “a consumer visiting a corporate Web site is able to use the identity beacon of that site to decide whether she wants to … Continue reading Making InfoCard design decisions clear

Data Pollution and Separation of Context

Stefan Brands has posted one of the best argued and most important comments yet on the issue of identity correlation, the phenomenon giving rise to the Fourth Law of Identity. By way of background, this was part of a conversation taking place in an ID Gang discussion group hosted by Berkman Law School. Our friend … Continue reading Data Pollution and Separation of Context

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