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Emphasis on cloud computing, eGovernment, citizen and national e-identities, open identity initatives, law, policy, standards-based identity infrastructures, and secure information sharing and collaboration.

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  • Blog Post: A Microsoft Perspective on Privacy in the Cloud Computing Era (2009)

    Cloud computing raises a number of important policy questions concerning how people, organisations, and governments handle information and interactions in this environment. However, with regard to most data privacy questions as well as the perspective of typical users, cloud computing reflects the evolution...
  • Blog Post: Trust in the Information Society

    Members of the team participated as panelists in the Trust in the Information Society conference in Leon, Spain (February 10-11, 2010). One of the sessions focused on identity as a collaborative foundation , by Microsoft’s distinguished engineer, Kim Cameron. A webcast of the conference is also available...
  • Blog Post: Top 5 security and privacy challenges in identity infrastructures – and how to overcome them with U-Prove

    Commercial businesses and governments are rolling out identity systems to improve their security and to provide online access to services. Current identity framework efforts (including federated identity protocols such as SAML and OpenID) do not provide the highest levels of security and may in fact...
  • Blog Post: A Privacy-compliant Identity Metasystem (2006)

    Just as individual identity is fundamental to our face-to-face interactions, digital identity is fundamental to our interactions in the online world. Unfortunately, many of the challenges associated with the Internet stem from the lack of widely deployed, easily understood, and secure identity solutions...
  • Blog Post: A User-centric Identity Metasystem (2008)

    This paper proposes a framework for protecting privacy and avoiding the unnecessary propagation of identity information while facilitating exchange of specific information needed by Internet systems to personalize and control access to services. It also sets out factors to be taken into consideration...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft goes international with new U-Prove concept and privacy

    During ISSE on October 5-7, 2010 in Berlin, Germany Microsoft showed a new proof of concept with our partners in Germany, Fraunhofer FOKUS. As part of our keynote and break-out session, the concept explores privacy-enhanced identity experiences with U-Prove technology. A video featuring how privacy...
  • Blog Post: Internet Identity Workshop XI - November 2-4, Mountain View, CA

    The Internet Identity Workshop focuses on “user-centric identity” and trying to solve the technical challenge of how people can manage their identity across the range of websites, services, companies and organizations that they belong to, purchase from and participate with. Participants work...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft releases U-Prove technology

    Today, we took a first step to make the Microsoft U-Prove technology available! First, core portions of the U-Prove intellectual property via a cryptographic specification (under the Microsoft Open Specification Promise ) are available to any interested parties. Two open source software toolkits...
  • Blog Post: Establishing End to End Trust (2008)

    Creating a safer, more trusted Internet - It is not an overstatement to say that the Internet has transformed the way we live. Social networking represents the new town square; blogging has turned citizens into journalists, and e-commerce sites have spurred global competition in the marketplace. But...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft receives the Privacy Innovation Award for Technology 2010

    On September 30, 2010 Microsoft received an award at the annual International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Privacy Innovation Awards ceremony in Baltimore, MD . The award acknowledges Microsoft’s release of U-Prove, a privacy-enhancing security technology, which helps address...
  • Blog Post: How will the cloud impact Digital Identity?

    Microsoft will keynote on the topic: How will the cloud impact Digital Identity? at the European e-Identity Management Conference in London, UK on June 9-10. “Cloud computing will accelerate the move away from ad-hoc identity solutions toward an Identity Metasystem based on a converging suite of...