What can actually be done to replace current systems with ones that really are privacy enhancing?
The identity-capable platform is a strong complement to identity infrastructure, not competition for it…
The UK government central database will allow connections between different identity contexts – such as driver, taxpayer, or healthcare recipient – which compromises security. Centrally-stored biometric data would be attractive to hackers…
An overly enthusiastic spam filter has been filing away my mail.
Radovan Semanèík, who publishes Storm Alert, is a Slovak software architect who is also “a swordsman and archer.” He just posted an interesting comment on my piece about overcentralization of identity information. But before I get to it, there is the matter of the strange little graphic he used to enliven his piece (shown at … Continue reading User Centric, not PC Centric
As the Laws of Identity pointed out: ‘A deepening public crisis [in terms of continuously increasing “phraud”] would mean the Internet would begin to lose credibility and acceptance for economic transactions when it should be gaining that acceptance… The absence of an identity layer is one of the key factors limiting the further settlement of … Continue reading New Study from IBM
Jerry Fishenden, who is Microsoft's National Technology Officer for the UK, just contributed this first rate piece to the Scotsman: A WELL-DESIGNED UK national identity card could help tackle many problems, including the upward trend in identity fraud and theft. But important technical, security and privacy issues need to be tackled to ensure its success. … Continue reading Risks of poor design means huge potential security problems
Today Barry McPeake sent me this five-star eye-popper from Baseline Magazine – “The Project Management Center”. This is for “mature” audiences only – reader discretion advised: “Are you ready for your warehouse to become a privacy battlefront? “If not, keep your eye on the United Kingdom. One of the largest trade unions there, GMB, is … Continue reading Piggly Wiggly leads the way!
Never a prisoner to small ambition, my good friend Eric Norlin has put together an open letter to Bill Gates and Microsoft – what he calls “the ultimate act of hubris — telling the most successful software company in the history of the world how they *should* be running things… ” As Doc says, markets … Continue reading Eric's open letter to Bill Gates and Microsoft
Nature magazine has published an intriguing report called Fingerprinting Documents and Packaging that suggests the possibility of interacting digitally with paper documents without the use of RFID tags or modifications to current production processes. According to the authors: “We have found that almost all paper documents, plastic cards and product packaging contain a unique physical … Continue reading Intriguing new identity technology