Identity Management is DEAD!

It's all about CONTROL.... You CONTROL your identity Organisations CONTROL their identity Countries CONTROL their identity This is the future of 'identity management' or 'IDM' or 'IAM'. Scalability comes from bottom-up, not top-down. You CONTROL what is yours, your identity. Nothing else will work in this highly connected, growing and verbose world that we are … Continue reading Identity Management is DEAD!

An idiots guide on how Swedish ID is created

For those of you that want a quick summary of how the Swedish ID number is created... here we go.. 1. The personal identity number consists of 10 digits and a hyphen. 2. The first six correspond to the person's birthday, in YYMMDD form. 3. They are followed by a hyphen. 4. The seventh through … Continue reading An idiots guide on how Swedish ID is created

How is your Swedish ID created?

Do you want to understand how your Swedish identity number is created... or maybe not, it is explained here. If you know how it is calculated after the first 6 digits which is your date of birth, then it must be pretty easy for others to work this out? Although I did get from a … Continue reading How is your Swedish ID created?

Glad födelsdag – Happy Birthday – for your Swedish ID#

Reblog from post in 2009. Very relevant to the Tracey series.

Virtual Shadows

I was surprised when taking a coffee with one of my colleagues in the office. She received an SMS thanks from another of our colleagues her for the birthday greeting. When I asked her, how did she know, she said she found it online at http://www.birthday.se/kontakta-oss/Default.aspx. She then told me when my birthday was and even a map to where I lived (although they did get this wrong). Nevertheless surprise became horror. I had already removed my details from www.hitta.se only to find myself at another site. So I checked with a previous colleague of mine (Martin Da Fonseca) that studied security law in Sweden if this was in fact legal? And this was his response.

“It is legal. The service provided by Upplysning.se is regulated in Kreditupplysningslagen (credit information legislation) (1973:1173).

I believe the service provided by birthday.se is using (or exploiting) the fact that this information is…

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Glad födelsdag – Happy Birthday – for your Swedish ID#

I was surprised when taking a coffee with one of my colleagues in the office. She received an SMS thanks from another of our colleagues her for the birthday greeting. When I asked her, how did she know, she said she found it online at http://www.birthday.se/kontakta-oss/Default.aspx. She then told me when my birthday was and … Continue reading Glad födelsdag – Happy Birthday – for your Swedish ID#