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Rationing Identity on the Internet of Things

I made this presentation to the 2015 Cloud Identity Summit, on the risks to privacy of 'over identifying' the data that increasingly gushes from all our smart devices.

Steve Wilson CISID15 Rationing Identity in IoT (0 4) HANDOUTS  Decoupling Identity Final Slide


The orthodox response to identity problems like fraud has been to pile on more identity. On the Internet now we have too much identity! Too much identifiable data seeps out of everything we do online. But in the Internet of Things, Personal Information may pour from everything we do, period. Do we want every new appliance to have its own privacy policy? It depends on whether networked devices are working for their buyers or their vendors. Here we’ll look at how smart devices are smart enough to control data flows and protect their users’ identity and privacy.

Steve Wilson CISID15 Rationing Identity in IoT (0 4) HANDOUTS  Data flows in Internet of Cars

The presentation included a detailed examination of Personal Data flows in and around an Internet connected car.

See also the video of my talk.

My new Constellation Research report on the topic is due out in September 2015.