Identity, Privacy and Trust

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  • Real Time Identity?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 27 Mar 2013
  • A simple way to build online trust, or another failed technology project in the making? Toby Stevens explores the government’s new identity assurance programme and considers what it means for your ...

  • Identity Assurance: Who wants to be an Identity Provider?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 30 Jan 2013
  • One of the more contentious areas of debate about the Identity Assurance programme has been the selection of potential Identity Providers (IdPs), not so much for who is on the list, but who is ...

  • Identity Assurance: Risk-based trust?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 27 Jan 2013
  •   Raj asked the following: "1. Government's Identity Assurance program accepted eight IdP. I wonder whether all these eight IdPs have the same trust level? Or who will be responsible in defining ...

  • Identity Assurance: Who, where, when?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 22 Jan 2013
  • The government's Identity Assurance programme has finally announced its eighth candidate Identity Provider, in the form of PayPal; the announcement had been delayed pending the completion of ...

  • The significance of the Identity Assurance programme

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 14 Nov 2012
  • Consumer empowerment think-tank Ctrl-Shift is carrying an interview with me on the significance of the Identity Assurance programme, in which I speculate on how IDA will grow over the coming months ...

  • DWP Announces First Identity Assurance Providers

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 13 Nov 2012
  • The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) has announced the first seven Identity Providers (IDPs) who will be eligible to provide consumer-facing services within the government's new Identity ...

  • How I learned to stop worrying and love identity assurance

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 16 Oct 2012
  • The past week has seen a surge in media coverage of the government's new Identity Assurance (IDA) programme, as the Department for Work & Pensions prepares to announce the first group of ...

  • Proof of age comes of age

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 15 Oct 2012
  • 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 ...

  • HM Government Loses its Identity

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 14 May 2012
  • 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, ...

  • CCDP: It's not what you know, it's who you know

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 18 Apr 2012
  • The dust has temporarily settled a little on the Home Office's announcement of the Communications Capabilities Development Programme (CCDP), and doubtless some Ministers are now licking their ...

  • Rolling Out the Surveillance State

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 03 Apr 2012
  • When the Coalition came to power, there was a clear manifesto promise to "roll back the surveillance state," including abandoning the much-hated National Identity Scheme and Contactpoint database, ...

  • The Great Liability Sinkhole

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 30 Mar 2012
  • 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 ...

  • Draft principles for the UK identity assurance programme

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 23 Mar 2012
  • Jerry Fishenden, Chair of the Cabinet Office Identity Assurance Programme Privacy and Consumer Group, has blogged the draft principles for the new identity assurance scheme, with a view to ...

  • Bring Our Bytes Back Home

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 20 Mar 2012
  • This week's Sunday Times (no link, it's behind the paywall) carries a double page 'exposé' of the trade in stolen personal data from Indian contact centres, data entry services, IT support ...

  • Time to pay for privacy?

    Toby Stevens - Enterprise Privacy Group 08 Mar 2012
  • Google has been in the news again, this time for changes to its privacy practices, which involved consolidating around 60 statements into one to cover all of Google's services, including search, ...

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