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Re: a common understanding of profiles

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:27:27 +0200
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, public-webid@w3.org
Message-ID: <55912B9F.1010508@gmail.com>
On 2015-06-29 13:07, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> On 6/28/15 4:13 PM, Harry Halpin wrote:
>> A redesign that works with privacy and security concerns would be
>> welcomed. However, that would require the WebID community leaving its
>> comfort zone and engaging with the security and privacy community
>> seriously, which could would be very productive for all concerned. I
>> hope you all can actually do that.
> Harry,
> Does the privacy concern boil down to the following:
> 1. x.509 certs (Identity Card) contain personally identifiable
> information ?
> 2. Identity Providers can track activities of users for whom they've
> provided X.509 certs ?


That's a very relevant question because both of these issues apply
to widely used IdP's like Google.

I guess a part of the problem is that [close to] the entire industry have turned their
interest to FIDO Alliance.  There are though a few "rebels" out there (like me) who do
not see FIDO as the only valid solution, particularity not for payments.

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