ID Ecosystem — WPF Senior Projects Manager Marianne Fitzpatrick will be participating at the ID Ecosystem’s Plenary meeting this week. Of top concern at the plenary will be a new ID theft use case that requires substantive discussion regarding privacy checks and balances.
ID Ecosystem — WPF is participating in the ID Ecosystem meetings as a consumer privacy representative. Senior Projects Manager Marianne Fitzpatrick is taking the lead on this project, and is working on general privacy and financial privacy areas. The next meeting of the ID Ecosystem is Tuesday March 5. The ID Ecosystem meetings are open to the public. The meetings are important, as this process will set the stage regarding how online identities are managed.
REAL ID | National ID — The World Privacy Forum and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed joint comments with the Department of Homeland Security about the proposed national ID system, REAL ID. The comments discuss the substantial flaws in the proposed REAL ID system including concerns about the overall structure of the program, the cards, the databases attached to the cards, the lack of controls on “function creep,” the possibilities for discrimination, the potential for increased risk of identity theft, issues related to potential gaps in coverage for recipients on Federal programs, among other issues.
REAL ID — REAL ID is a national ID card program. Currently, the Department of Homeland Security is accepting public comments on the REAL ID plan. Comments will be accepted until Tuesday, May 8. The World Privacy Forum has joined with a large coalition of groups to solicit public comments on REAL ID; to file comments, please visit the Speak Out Against REAL ID coalition page for more information. http://www.privacycoalition.org/stoprealid/