Category Archive: Identity

India’s first major privacy survey reveals deep concern over intrusion

By Simon Davies India’s largest-ever privacy survey has revealed a high degree of concern over encroachment into private life. The survey, published earlier today, polled the views of more than ten thousand people and concluded that Indian residents believe the threat of privacy invasion is now largely out of control. The survey – which was …

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The UK prepares to re-engineer its’ identity

Guest blog Wendy M. Grossman Last week, the media were full of the story that the UK government was going to start accepting Facebook logons for authentication. This week, in several presentations at the RSA Conference, representatives of the Government Digital Service begged to differ: the list of companies that have applied to become identity …

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A new patent could position Google as the world’s dominant identity platform

By Simon Davies Earlier this week Google was granted a US patent that could position the company as the world’s dominant identity platform with the potential to control hundreds of millions of personal identities. The implications – both beneficial and threatening – are significant. Superficially, the concept behind the patent appears benign enough. The patented …

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