Quarkside

06/10/2010

Who do we trust?

Filed under: Privacy,Standards — lenand @ 1:10 pm
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“Governments and regulators need to pave the way for the new ecosystem by addressing online identity policy and being ready to work with structured authenticated data from verified individuals. This needs standards.”

This is a quote from the Mydex white paper on “The Case for Personal Information Empowerment”.

I  can only agree.  The UK is in urgent need of a cross public sector identity mechanism.  It must not be centralised,  to avoid being blocked by the anti-totalitarian brigade.  It must be as part of a trusted federation.  Many agencies can issue credentials after due process, but all agencies should accept them up to agreed levels risk.  Yes, we need standards first – but who is working on them?

Which agencies should should be certified to issue federable public sector credentials?

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