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Re: On-line Bank Auth. Was: Privacy

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren@telia.com>
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2011 11:05:19 +0200
Message-ID: <4E37BDCF.3010400@telia.com>
To: Mo McRoberts <mo.mcroberts@bbc.co.uk>
CC: public-identity@w3.org
On 2011-08-02 10:33, Mo McRoberts wrote:

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>> I can't on top of my head recall a single request in an SDO forum coming from a
>> bank-representative.  I guess bank employees are not supposed to publicly air
>> requirements?
> 
> I'd be very surprised if they were  I think this sort of thing is supposed 
> to come through umbrella organisations like APACS in the UK, and through the
> card scheme operators (so Visa, MC, Amex, etc) rather than the banks themselves.

A VISA representative once expressed this as "VISA has 20000 bosses" (member banks).

IMO, this is just another take on "Catch 22".

I have given up on those organizations and rather perform "interviews", one bank
at a time because banks also have issues with other banks.  It is a very time-
consuming process but it is at least better than "fumbling in the dark".  I
never ask "What are your requirements?", but rather "Could this work for you?".
The reason for that is that banks tend to be very specific and forget that
solutions must address a wider range of users and policies in order to be
worth putting into a platform scheme.  Occasionally you do get a useful
tip which has had impact on my SKS/KeyGen2 project.

Anders
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