Our Sine Qua Non - Part I

by Garth Froese5/30/2014 3:46:00 PM

We understand that we are accountable to the Consumer as a steward of their information.
We understand that we are accountable to Regulators
We understand that we are accountable to our Customers and Stakeholders [More]

An Inconvenient Truth in the Identity Ecosystem

by Scott Rice5/17/2014 11:23:00 AM

The inconvenient truth of the identity ecosystem is that the eco stands for economics, no ecology. In biological and natural systems the “eco” in ecosystem refers to ecology--the relationship of an organism to its surroundings. And while some of that same sense of the interrelation of parts within a system can apply to the identity ecosystem as well, the dirty truth that identity and privacy experts don’t seem to like to admit is that unless an identity ecosystem makes money, or at least is self-supporting, it can be little more than a group of well-meaning experts sitting around a circle discussing their opinions of how identity and privacy should work. I have sat in several of these circles and they are always informative and often positive so I’m not saying those discussions don’t have value. But the recurring problem in almost every pilot to test these well-informed principles suffers from a lack of eco in the eco system.[More]

Data Business Constants

by Garth Froese5/16/2014 4:37:00 PM

Just as the universe has finely tuned constants, so too PacificEast Research finely tunes its constants to be agile, technically savvy and trustworthy. We place a high priority on understanding the Customer’s industry requirements in order to provide identity verification products that give our customers a good return on investment. Therefore, PacificEast Research takes time to identify the highest quality of data accessible, knowing that the Customer’s measurement of success depends upon a slim variance in quality and quantity of results.[More]

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

by Garth Froese5/9/2014 4:35:00 PM

PacificEast Research is intent on building trusted relationships with each vendor, customer and competitor. We are always in a mode of continuous improvement as we stand on the shoulders of each available talent in the identity, verification and data industries. If it will help you to stand on our shoulders you have an open invitation to do so. Data technologists know that we are just starting to discover the information that is there.[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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