Monday, February 09, 2004

Private or public identity?

One of our major future concerns will be to ensure that one is who one is (on the web, mobile phone etc). Ascertaining one's identity is therefore a very major market. Worldwide there is the Passport initiatieve by Microsoft and the countervailing Liberty. But these two private initiatives are now facing a third opponent. The European Forum for Electronic Business (EEMA) is working on a white paper that should be a basis for all in the identity market (including banks of course). This paper will be called ‘Towards Understanding Identity’.