UK government is investing in consent based and revocable identity

Department of innovation, universities and skills released their first Annual innovation report of 2008. They showcase among many things, a case study on “Network innovation security platform”. UK goverment invest in research to ensure privacy of data, and “consent based identity and revocation”, and therefore backing up the EnCoRe project with £5.5 million. The project partners are Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, HW Communications, QinetiQ, the London School of Economics, the Ethox Centre of the University of Oxford and the University of Warwick. The EnCoRe (Ensuring Consent & Revocation) vision is; “The overall vision of this project is to make giving consent as reliable and easy as turning on a tap, and revoking that consent as reliable and easy as turning it off again.”

This research goes back to UK government vision of a gigantic National identity scheme, headed by Jaqui Smith MP Home Secretary. The masterplan is to equip each and every citizen with an identity card, which will also be used for online identity. The delivery plan can be found here, and the Identity card act of 2006 here.

Empower the user, enabling the user to provide consent and being able to revoke his consent, will become more and more important as citizens goes online and want to get access to more and more information. Over the next few years, we will see a very intersting development in this field that empowers citizens, users and cardholder.

Banks who have the similar needs, few of those have already started with consent based identity ABN AMRO (in dutch) and Nordea (in swedish) and more banks will follow.

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~ by petergullberg on January 4, 2009.

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