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Thought Leadership
Am I crazy if I am a privacy hawk, but I’m opposed to unfettered anonymity? I think people should be free to live their lives without Siri or Alexa or Google Assistant listening to private bedroom conversations. I find the surveillance economy repugnant. The Snowden revelations leave me convinced that government eavesdropping needs more constraints....
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Standards compliance is a noble ideal, but by itself, it’s not going to get us to practical interop on verifiable credentials (VCs). That’s because there’s not enough agreement on which standards we’re talking about, and the ones we all like aren’t clear enough to force alignment. The W3C’s Verifiable Credential standard defines a data model,...
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We asked a panel of experts from Condatis and Evernym what the (near) future holds for authentication.
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Last Thursday, we hosted a virtual fireside chat (watch the recording) with three leading industry experts in digital identity: CULedger’s Julie Esser, Mastercard’s Bryn Robinson-Morgan, and Evernym’s Daniel Hardman. The topic of the panel was ‘safe credentials,’ or more simply, a look at how we can architect digital portable credentials to maximize privacy, security, and...
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There’s a right way and a wrong way to do verifiable credentials (VCs). The right way maximizes choices, and therefore power, for every legitimate party in the ecosystem: large and small businesses, governments, ordinary people with modest access to tech, IoT devices… The right way is safe. It produces good accountability. It stimulates a wide...
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