Welcome to IDtrust XML.org.

This is the official community gathering place and information resource for identity and trusted infrastructure standards. The site is hosted by the OASIS IDtrust Member Section, a group that encourages new participation from developers and users. This is an open, vendor-neutral community-driven site, and the public is encouraged to contribute content. See more about this site.

More Choice and Control Over Online Tracking

The web is evolving quickly in how information about people is collected, used and shared online. We believe it’s crucial to put people in control of their personal web interactions and experiences, as previously articulated in my post on our draft Privacy & Data Operating Principles. In particular, we’re seeking ways to provide Firefox users a deeper understanding of and control over the flow of personal information online.

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Data Mining: How Companies Now Know Everything About You

Three hours after I gave my name and e-mail address to Michael Fertik, the CEO of Reputation.com, he called me back and read my Social Security number to me. "We had it a couple of hours ago," he said. "I was just too busy to call."

In the past few months, I have been told many more-interesting facts about myself than my Social Security number.

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Why are we so afraid to move to the Cloud?

Every remembrance that I have from a usual visit to my bank in the nineties, when I had started managing my own (small) bank account, always begins with a large standing queue.  But, suddenly, everything changed, and my dark remembrances were transformed into an “easy as click” sensation.

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Experts: Gov't trusted Internet identities a long way off

The National
Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace aims to set the
benefits, overall strategy, goals and objectives of the government's
plan to improve how users (and even
devices) are authenticated onto the Internet. The plan, so far, calls
for very limited government involvement in the development
of the identity infrastructure.

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Envisioning Digital Europe 2030: Scenarios for ICT in Future Governance and Policy Modelling

The report Envisioning Digital Europe 2030 is the result of research
conducted by the Information Society
Unit of IPTS as part of the CROSSROAD Project – A Participative Roadmap
on ICT research on Electronic
Governance and Policy Modelling (www.crossroad-eu.net).

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