NZ: Identity Month

April 4, 2008 at 9:55 pm Leave a comment

In my first official post on the SSC blog, I mentioned that April is Identity Month, a time for NZ government agencies to talk about identity management.

The first event of the month was yesterday when the Biometrics Institute organised its 2008 Annual New Zealand Conference. I co-presented with a colleague about igovt and then was on the “Biometric Data Management and Data Security Issues” panel. The panel discussion gave me an opportunity to talk about the dangers of using static identifiers like biometrics and gave the example of Germany’s unfortunate interior minister.

The highlight of the month is the Identity Conference on 29th and 30th April but there are two more events around the same time that are worth having a look at:

First, a barcamp focussing on User-Centric Identity on 25th and 26th April. Secondly, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s next Technology and Privacy Forum has Marek Kuziel on 28th April talking about “OpenID Enabled New Zealand.”

With so much happening, it’s heaven for the identityrati in Wellington. And, with apologies to the people across the ditch, where the bloody hell are you?

[To be fair, I actually did like the original advert and found the politically-incorrect NZ spoof only somewhat amusing.]

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Entry filed under: biometrics, identity, igovt, NZ, OpenID, video.

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