The Ambiguity of Identity

Who are you? In a societal context our identity is established through a series of events and relationships, starting with one’s birth, along with the resulting documentation. Our identity is represented to others through a patchwork of this identity documentation – original paper documents (or copies), ID cards, driver’s licenses, passports, and other types of…

Identity at Cable Service Providers

In order to transact remotely, via telephone or the internet, one must demonstrate who one is. Identity As A Service (IAAS) and Identity Assurance is a subscriber-led concept in which subscribers prove who they are to cable service providers. The “identity” a subscriber seeks to assert is not their physical being, but rather an informational…

Proving Identity

Introduction A number of years ago, Australia embarked on a project to digitize all birth, death, and immigration records and maintain them centrally as electronic records. The thinking was “if you are here, you were either born here or you came here, and thus there should be a record on you.” In the United States,…