Mobile: +61 (0) 414 488 851
Email: swilson@lockstep.com.au

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 http://kantarainitiative.org/wordpress/2010/04/what-exactly-is-open-in-open-identity.