Identity, Privacy and Trust:

June, 2010

June 30, 2010  6:01 PM

There, but for the grace of Dave and Nick…

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
identity cards, politics

Do you remember the UK ID Cards scheme? You know, the government's promised 'gold standard' of identity? The unforgeable, unbeatable, genius of authentication that was promised to do anything you want (so long as all you wanted to do was submit to an identity check by a public official)? The one...

June 30, 2010  3:13 PM

Backfiring biometrics

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens
Biometrics, crime, Data protection

I've written on a number of occasions about the fallibility of biometrics as a trusted means to find or identify an individual. Setting aside problems with the mathematics of...

June 9, 2010  5:58 PM

An experiment in location transparency

tobystevens tobystevens Profile: tobystevens

Please excuse the lack of posts recently - I've been preparing for an experiment in locational privacy. On 12th June I will set off from John O'Groats to cycle 1,000 miles to Land's End in aid of Help for Heroes. Every moment that could have been...

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