Issues raised by Knowledge Verification

Adam at Emergent Chaos outlines several issues he thinks arise from IDology's approach to Knowledge Verification

I don’t like these types of systems for three reasons:

First, they are non-consensual for the consumer. Companies such as IDology make deals with other companies, such as my bank, and then I’m forced to use the system.

Second, the information that such companies can gather are probably already being gathered by Choicepoint, Axciom, Google, and others. So the assertions that “its cheap for us, and expensive for the attackers” are hard to accept as credible.

Third, if truth and your database don’t agree, then we’re forced to have a reconciliation process, in which I, or the id thief, convince the company to change its answers. How does that process work?

I hope John at IDology can respond at the same time he gives us concrete examples of how the system works in practice.

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Kim Cameron

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