Worth keeping an eye on…

April 24, 2008 at 9:40 pm 3 comments

… how the Identity Governance Framework (IGF) continues to evolve. There’s a recent Liberty webcast by Phil Hunt of Oracle New Standards to Protect Privacy Through Governing Policy to get a good feel for the state of play.

… how CardSpace and U-Prove integration pans out. Paul’s conjectured integration is food for thought. So is the comment to his post by Christian Paquin (now part of Microsoft’s Identity and Access Group) that”One design goal (at least, for me) will be to minimize the integration changes for all participants involved in the data flow.”

… how identity-based encryption continues to progress. Interesting article in The Register about a research paper released at the Eurocrypt 2008 conference describing a new cryptographically strong “primitive” that advances functional encryption. Functional encryption tries to simplify things over PKI by allowing data to be encrypted using attributes directly tied to the recipients.

… the fascinating discussions at Liberty’s Privacy Summit. An interesting recent presentation by Sun’s Robin Wilton is a good example which gives a good overview of the ‘Ladder’, ‘Onion’ and ‘Silo’ models.

Entry filed under: authentication, identity, Info_Cards, Lib_Alliance, personal_info, PKI, privacy, SAML, security.

Why igovt? Identity Conference 2008, Wellington

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michael Robinson  |  April 28, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    This comment in Robin’s presentation slides amazed me:

    “If that’s the case, then privacy usually not a ‘state’, but a relationship – involving multiple parties.”

    My reaction (driven by a Kiwi familiar with the Privacy Act) was “duh, of course!”

  • 2. pharyngitis  |  May 28, 2008 at 3:11 am

    pharyngitis says : I absolutely agree with this !

  • 3. Robin Wilton  |  November 9, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Thanks for the comment, Michael… (don’t shoot the messenger, though ;^)

    I worked a lot with Colin Wallis during my time with Liberty and Kantara, and was always impressed by the NZ approach to both e-Government and privacy.

    You might be surprised (and depressed) though, at how often the concept that privacy is about multi-party relationships comes as a surprise to people… even these days.


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