The rights of Swedish residents should override the rights of the data controller

I took this from Panopticon Blog concerning the outcome of the Google order. Now what if the rights of the Swedish citizen was to be escalated to the EU courts, would the outcome be the same? "The first question for the CJEU was whether Google was a data controller for the purposes of Directive 95/46. … Continue reading The rights of Swedish residents should override the rights of the data controller

In Sweden 6 of 10 digits of personal ID is public by law

This makes you vulnerable to identity theft. Swedish residents have no legal right to protect their personal identifying information (PII) which includes the first 6 digits of the 10 digits (AAMMDD-xxxx) of Swedish IDs. Except is if you have a protected identity. Following is the response I received from one of the credit reporting agencies … Continue reading In Sweden 6 of 10 digits of personal ID is public by law

Sweden is a smorgasbord for identity fraud!

If you are Swedish, are you not concerned who maybe using your identity to purchase something online and then pick up your purchase with a false id-card? You should be, di.se is reporting on this, read more here. Why do I claim that Sweden is easy picking for identity thieves? Look at yesterdays post. If … Continue reading Sweden is a smorgasbord for identity fraud!

Is Facebook fundamentally EVIL?

This is as claimed by Johan Staël von Holstein. Do you believe that everything you are digitally, and do online should belong to you? This includes your "digital identity" and all data/information you create online associated with your identity? I placed "digital identity" in quotes because today it is not your digital identity, it is … Continue reading Is Facebook fundamentally EVIL?

‘stupid loop’

Do you have any of these in your organisation? Maybe you have become attached to the old practices, and anyhow who wants change really? So what would I define as a 'stupid loop'? It's pretty straightforward, it is when something strange happens to the integrity of the information, after INPUT and before OUTPUT. Effectively integrity … Continue reading ‘stupid loop’

What a mess!

All these identity products, or what they prefer to be called 'solutions' in every organisation, connecting up... if lucky- disparate applications with their own authentication, authorisation systems, and maybe Single Sign-on.. the security nightmare, but necessary in order for any sane individual to survive in this identity crisis era. But this is IDENTITY security built … Continue reading What a mess!

Provenance

PROVENANCE is rather a nice word. I hadn't really come across it before a month or two ago, which is weird considering I am English. It means protecting our word, here is wikipedia better definition. I see it like this because it is to do with saving the truth. George Orwell's 1984 was all about … Continue reading Provenance

Can I have back my digital identity please?

I heard a funny story last night. Imagine you are at the bank, and decide to change banks. You don't like your bank anymore. So you say to them "can I take my identity with me please?". Of course the bank refuses. Quite rightly in a way, because they may have your details in a … Continue reading Can I have back my digital identity please?