http://www.computerweekly.com/blogs/edi ... y-pla.htmlLoving it when an identity plan comes together
By Bryan Glick on March 2, 2012 11:59 AM
To quote a phrase that was mightily popular in the 1980s: I love it when a plan comes together.
In this case, it's not even my plan, but it's one I've found myself writing about often over the past few years. Here's just a couple of recent examples:
Government identity banks start to take shape
Goodbye ID cards - is it time to say hello to identity banks?
I'm referring to the start of the roll out of what has now come to be called Identity Assurance (IDA), the government's programme for securely verifying that we are who we say we are when accessing online public services.
IDA avoids the "Big Brother" elements that identity cards implied with its central identity register. Indeed, government would not even own the mechanism for authentication - it would just be a customer for it. Each of us would have the right to choose the organisation through which we verified our electronic identity, and just like a bank account if you found someone else offering a better service you could switch. IDA aims to establish a whole new marketplace for such services.