Humanification of Verification

by Garth Froese9/11/2017 12:26:00 PM


Identity verification data always traces back to people, which makes data personal [More]

Open Identity Standards Enable Greater Privacy and Control

by Cindy1/18/2016 10:20:00 AM


Open Identity Standards Enable Greater Privacy and Control By Don Thibeau [More]

E Pluribus Unum

by Scott Rice3/31/2015 1:12:00 PM


PacificEast is launching a new brand and division called IDICIA. The primary driver for the decision to go through all this work was clarity. This year PacificEast is twenty-five years old. It is an established brand and has a good reputation, especially for our customer service and flexibility, and lots of great services. But over the last five years we have begun to add even more services, especially those that are real-time. Seven years ago PacificEast had about twelve types of data hygiene and appending services. Today, driven by both customer demand and some strategic developments we’ve made, that number has increased to over fifty. But as our product line has gotten larger, we have seen our services condensing into two primary areas. In one area we have batch hygiene and append services for our fundraising, healthcare and educational customers. In the other area we have our real-time verification and fraud prevention services for our eCommerce, financial services and identity verification customers. These are two very different sets of needs from two very different kinds of customers within two very different types of markets. This duality, paired with our desire to serve each market well with a very focused and clear message, is what drove the birth of IDICIA. [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]

Telecom's Four Letter Word

by Scott Rice10/17/2014 7:52:00 AM


You haven’t heard much from us over the summer, but not because we’ve been vacationing. We’ve been working on a whitepaper most of the summer called the ARPU of Identity. The whitepaper, published this week by the Open Identity Exchange (OIX), was written with the telecom community in mind, especially those who want to consider the pros and cons of participating in various identity management initiatives.[More]

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