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Debate at the intersection of business, technology and culture in the world of digital identity, both commercial and government, a blog born from the Digital Identity Forum in London and sponsored by Consult Hyperion



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News from the bunker

By Dave Birch posted May 17 2011 at 4:21 PM

[Dave Birch] Identity infrastructure is the first line of cyberdefence.

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25% increase in authentication

By Dave Birch posted May 10 2011 at 9:59 PM

[Dave Birch] Surely we must be getting closer to mass market two, three and perhaps even four factor authentication?

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Mexican standoff

By Dave Birch posted Apr 20 2011 at 6:45 PM

[Dave Birch] While strict identity requirements may superficially aid the forces of law and order, they may also help criminals.

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Who thinks pseudonymity isn't important?

By Dave Birch posted Apr 12 2011 at 3:13 AM

[Dave Birch] Some forms of business are demanding identifiers, but identifiers going forward aren't the same as they were in the past.

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Tough choices

By Dave Birch posted Apr 2 2011 at 12:20 AM

[Dave Birch] Taking away privacy doesn't increase security, it reduces it.

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Two-faced, at the least

By Dave Birch posted Mar 22 2011 at 12:23 PM

[Dave Birch] What do we really think about privacy? What should the identity infrastructure deliver when most people do not know what they want from it?

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It all comes back to liability

By Dave Birch posted Mar 14 2011 at 2:23 PM

[Dave Birch] Is it possible to develop eID infrastructure without liability?

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The sorry state of id and authentication

By Dave Birch posted Mar 9 2011 at 8:03 PM

[Dave Birch] Trying to do 21st century e-business without an identity infrastructure is frustrating, time-consuming and expensive.

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Not magic bullets, but bullets nonetheless

By Dave Birch posted Feb 23 2011 at 2:14 PM

[Dave Birch] Biometrics aren't a magic bullet, but they could be a good solution to the right problem.

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How smart?

By Dave Birch posted Feb 17 2011 at 12:37 PM

[Dave Birch] We need to be just as rigorous in thinking about the future of machine identity as about the future of personal identity.

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