Consent Reverification: A Use Case

by Scott Rice9/28/2015 10:39:00 AM


During conversations with carriers Stacey, our Carrier Relations Manager, and I often get requests for a specific use case that outlines why we feel consent re-verification is such an important service for carriers to provide. [More]

Digital Consent

by Scott Rice12/17/2014 8:25:00 AM


The problem with consumer consent’s current status is that consent is analog. It is subjective. Consent needs to be digital and objective. Without this transition, consumer consent can never be interoperable. Interoperability matters. Currency works because exchange rates are standardized and use of “money” is interoperable. The internet works because the IP protocol on which it is based is standardized and interoperable by multiple parties. Credit cards work because the banks agree on network transactional standards like those from Visa and MasterCard. If every bank built their own protocol and used their own proprietary transaction structure, credit would not be interoperable and, therefore, what would be the point of it. So when something is interoperable its use can be broadened from one or two parties to many. Hence, interoperability is the ‘ante’ for scalability. [More]

Why Privacy Isn't Privacy

by Scott Rice5/4/2014 4:23:00 PM


One of the more vocal sub-populations in the identity community focuses on consumer privacy. But privacy, like the word identity, has taken on a different meaning in the context of technology that differs from its pre-tech, historical meaning. Privacy originally meant being away from others or being alone. When you wanted privacy, you went somewhere absent of other people. In our connected world, being absent of other people is both horribly true and horribly false. Horribly true because as a connected society we run the risk of only connecting digitally which many claim isn’t really a “connecting” at all. Horribly false because any digital connection is, of necessity, made possible only by others even if the only other is our ISP. But privacy has been recast to mean a person’s right to control what information is revealed to the public and what information is not.[More]

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