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Daring to question Open Identity

12 Apr 10: A new blog questions whether Open Identity makes identity too complicated?

The US Government's push for a National Strategy for Secure Online Transactions (NS-SOT) has quite properly created a great deal of excitement. The Open Identity movement is pushing for widescale adoption of the identity metasystem, OpenID and the new Open Identity Exchange model.

While I applaud Information Cards and the realisation that we need an ecosystem comprising a plurality of digital identities, I have reservations about the new Open Identity Trust Framework. It seems to be built more on complicating generalisations than simplifying assumptions.

See my new blog at https://kantarainitiative.org/what-exactly-is-open-in-open-identity.