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April 4, 2014  10:08 AM

Taking a punt on Identity Assurance

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GDS, idap, identity, Identity assurance, tScheme

The Government Digital Service's (GDS) has announced the next round of procurement for the Identity Assurance Programme (IDAP), which will expand the use of a federation of...

September 23, 2013  7:45 AM

iPhone 5s – Secure in Practice?

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Biometrics, identity

So the iPhone 5s, Apple's newest shiniest consumer thing, has had its new biometric security broken by no less than the famous

November 13, 2012  12:54 PM

DWP Announces First Identity Assurance Providers

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dwp, GDS, HMRC, identity, Identity assurance, tScheme

The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) has announced the first seven Identity...

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October 16, 2012  7:57 PM

How I learned to stop worrying and love identity assurance

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GDS, ID CARD, identity, Identity assurance, liberty, privacy

The past week has seen a surge in media coverage of the government's new Identity Assurance (IDA) programme, as the Department...

October 15, 2012  2:22 PM

Proof of age comes of age

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alcohol, bath, identity, Licensing, privacy, touch2id

It's October, the time of year when another intake of students are released from school into the adult world of university, and fill the pubs and clubs of university towns. These establishments are legally bound to verify that their customers are old enough to enter, and risk losing their...

May 14, 2012  5:20 PM

HM Government Loses its Identity

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department, government, identity, logo

The government has done something very clever, and people seem not to have noticed. With very little fanfare, it was announced last week that all government departments will share a common logo, that of the Crown, with minimal...

March 30, 2012  4:00 PM

The Great Liability Sinkhole

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identity, kyc, liability, risk

Building identity management systems is a doddle, it really is. All you've got to do is to knock up a web interface with a database behind it, offer a store for trusted attribute data, tie the lot to a federation standard like OpenID, market to the target user base and wait for the money to...

October 20, 2010  12:58 PM

The future of the Internet – a new dawn or a phantom menace?

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Biometrics, consent, freedom, identity, privacy, regulation

So, to Lille today to attend IMRG's inaugural EbizEU conference. The theme is e-commerce strategy, with a number of speakers looking to the future of cross-border e-retail.

The keynote pitch was delivered by Nils Muller of TrendONE, a 'futurologist' who distinguished himself from others...

April 27, 2010  9:48 AM

Gissa proper National ID Card

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identity, identity cards

One of the biggest flaws in the National ID Scheme's architecture is its failure to support peer-to-peer authentication in any meaningful way. The government has promoted it as a way to interact with government, UK border controls, proof of age scenarios, and... that's about it really. However,...

March 31, 2010  2:43 PM

Privacy, Data Protection and Security – Post UK Election

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Data protection, identity, politics, privacy

As the country goes to the polls, the three main parties have committed to specific policies on Privacy, Data Protection and Security. In particular, the Conservatives have promised radical reform in these areas. What changes are we likely to see once the new government is elected?


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