- the e-card - the leader in what could be a series of similar efforts by other companies - is part of a feature called Cardspace.
- if the user wants to buy a product from a website, the website simply sends payment information to Cardspace. The Cardpace program forwards that to the bank.
- All personal data are kept on the home computer - it's never catalogued in a company server
- Microsoft said it's planning on making the e-cards portable so that people can use them from any computer on which they may be working
- Ontario's privacy commissioner, Anne Cavoukian, said the situation has led to "password fatigue"
- Ms Cavoukian spoke about the upcoming release of the new technology at the International Association of Privacy Professionals conference in Toronto this week
- Other companies are creating similar programs
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Cardspace in the (Ottawa) news
My local paper (the one slightly less raggy than the other), had an article yesterday on Cardspace. Various tidbits extracted here: