Identity: The Worst of Both Worlds

I lost my driver's license a few days ago--about two hours before I had to catch a plane and rent a car. Truly an "Oh sxxx!" moment. In the next hour or two, I got quite an education on the current state of identity, both online and off. It stinks.......The whole experience made me realize that we've got nearly the worst possible situation when it comes to establishing our identities. Online, our privacy and identities are constantly threatened because marketers and thieves can find out so much about us. But there's no well-established place online where we can establish our identities, control access to them, and authenticate them to others' satisfaction as needed. Identity: The Worst of Both Worlds

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 16th December 2005 6:50AM