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Re: "Identity"

From: Joe Andrieu <joe@joeandrieu.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 09:06:58 -0700
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Thanks, Chris. 

That paper was a first step in what's become Functional Identity. Turns
out correlation isn't the only verb in the game.

On Wed, May 31, 2017, at 11:05 PM, Christopher Allen wrote:
> I recommend people interested in this topic take a look at the white
> paper that Joe Andrieu led on the topic “Identity Crisis: Clearer
> Identity through Correlation”.
> https://github.com/WebOfTrustInfo/ID2020DesignWorkshop/blob/master/final-documents/identity-crisis.pdf>> 
>> "We propose using “correlation” instead of “identity” when discussing
>> concrete identities in identity systems. It isn’t a word-for-word
>> replacement, but using it will improve the conversation. We argue
>> that “correlation” provides a more concise and clear understanding of
>> how identity is created and applied in both digital and real-world
>> systems, and that using it as an alternative to “identity” will
>> improve communication and understanding.”> 
> I found the concept moved my thoughts in some significant ways. As a
> long-time digital privacy advocate (almost 30 years!) I’ve always
> fought for anti-correlation. But Joe’s articulation of the concept of
> “Correlation as Identity” has made me realize that without correlation
> then identity systems are useless. So correlation must be a spectrum,
> undesirable at either extreme, but needing some balance, albeit on the
> human and humane side of equation.> 
> — Christopher Allen

Joe Andrieu, PMP
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