The tweets have been rolling in…
Identity Assurance: Mydex’s unique contribution. An interview with @dejalexander @MydexCIC http://www.ctrl-shift.co.uk/news/2012/11/15/identity-assurance-mydexs-unique-contribution/ …
So let’s unpack those.
First, the DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) announcement. What Mydex and others will provide is online identity assurance. (Note: not “providing” an identity.) To explain, Out-Law.com gives us Online identity scheme providers selected to design new DWP framework for verifying claims by benefits seekers.
This is one step in a march of reform led by the U.K. government, and moving in a generally VRooMy direction through the Midata program. Here are some links, starting in late 2011, and listed roughly chronologically:
- Midata Vision of Consumer Empowerment
- Personal Data
- Midata Consumer Data Principles
- Midata empowerment
- A midata future: 10 ways it could shape your choices
- Next Steps Making Midata a Reality
- Midata supporting companies and bodies
The piece in the Mirror focuses on health and retail discounts. VRM is much broader than that, but it’s a good start.
[Later…] More below, from William Heath.